How Can I Know if I Am Seeing the One?

Measure your success as you strive to see the one.
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Some things are easier to evaluate than others. For example, we can measure improvements in attendance by tracking how many students come to class each week. We can measure understanding by asking questions or administering assessments. We can measure our own preparation to teach by how far in advance we study the material we will be teaching or how well we know the content.

But how do you measure your ability to “see the one”? What does progress or success with “seeing the one” look like?

The ultimate indicator of success will be for all students to feel that they belong in the “body of Christ” and have opportunities to contribute and progress in the gospel. As you incorporate principles of the See the One priority into your teaching, you will notice changes in your own behavior and feelings. You can measure your own progress by:

  • Developing trusting relationships with your students.

  • Recognizing when someone is struggling and showing more patience and compassion toward that person.

  • Expressing gratitude when students share personal experiences or ask hard questions.

  • Making time to listen and understand things from another perspective.

  • Feeling more comfortable talking to a student’s parents or identifying Church or community resources to help with a specific challenge.

My Goals

Goals can help you make consistent progress. Consider setting one goal each semester to strengthen your efforts to “see the one.” Here are some suggestions you might want to consider:

  • Study how Jesus Christ ministered to individuals and showed His love and concern for the one. Choose one thing that He did to implement in your class. For example, you could choose to teach Jesus’s healing of the woman with the issue of blood (Matthew 9:20–23) or Christ’s distress over the death of his friend, Lazarus (John 11:33–35).

  • Identify the most urgent challenges facing your students and find Church or community resources in your area that could help with those challenges.

  • Write down a few questions you could ask if you are worried that someone may be considering suicide. If you believe that someone you know is contemplating suicide, don’t hesitate to act. Please click here to find resources on how to help.

  • Communicate regularly with your students’ parents, if appropriate. Find out how you could best support their child in the classroom.

  • Provide a variety of participation options to ensure that all of your students are involved in the learning process.