Am I Elevating Learning?

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    Measurement is necessary to achieve success in any area. Basic measurement of our success in any area can come as we ask introspective questions. In order for you to achieve success with the Elevate Learning priority in your classroom, ask yourself the following questions:

    • Do you understand the purpose of the Elevate Learning priority? Strive to also teach your students the purpose of this priority. As you and your students more fully understand the purpose of this priority, you will increase the power of your understanding. How can you increase your understanding and your students’ understanding of the purpose of the Elevate Learning priority?

    • The Objective of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion is central to what we do as religious educators (see Gospel Teaching and Learning: A Handbook for Teachers and Leaders in Seminaries and Institutes of Religion [2012], x). How do you show your students that you have a burning desire to fulfill the Objective. What can you and your students do in your classroom to better fulfill the Objective every day?

    • What are some challenges that you see in fulfilling the Elevate Learning priority in your classroom? Some of the most common challenges include attendance, reading requirements, the seminary assessment, and the institute learning experience. Which of these can you focus on this year? How can you use these challenges to connect on a deeper level with your students?

    • Do you let teachers and priesthood leaders know that accommodations can be made according to special circumstances to help students complete with credit? Click here to read more about accommodations.

    To further evaluate your success with the Elevate Learning priority, please review Elder Kim B. Clark’s address “Doctrinal Mastery and Deep Learning” (evening with a General Authority, Feb. 17, 2017).