“Lesson 9: Use Effective Methods: Part 2,” Teaching, No Greater Call: A Resource Guide for Gospel Teaching (1999), 227–29
“Lesson 9,” Teaching, No Greater Call, 227–29
Use Effective Methods
To help class members apply the principles they learned in lesson 8.
Note to the Teacher
This lesson is a continuation of lesson 8. In preparation for this lesson, you will invite a few class members to teach gospel principles by using the following methods: sharing stories, asking questions, and conducting discussions (see “Preparation,” item 1, below). You should ensure that this experience is uplifting for them and that it helps them gain confidence in their ability to use different teaching methods. You should be especially sensitive to the needs and feelings of class members who are less experienced teachers.
Speak with three class members in advance, asking each of them to prepare one of the demonstrations listed below. Encourage them to refer to the scriptures and Gospel Principles (06195) for help with the subject matter of the demonstrations and to this book for help on how to use the methods they have been assigned.
Demonstration 1: Tell a true story to teach about the power of personal prayer. Be prepared to share a few insights on how to effectively use stories in gospel teaching.
Demonstration 2: Use questions to teach about the blessings of keeping the Sabbath day holy. Be prepared to share a few insights on how to effectively use questions in gospel teaching.
Demonstration 3: Conduct a discussion to teach about why we should be willing to make sacrifices. Be prepared to share a few insights on how to effectively conduct discussions in gospel teaching.
As necessary, help the assigned class members prepare their demonstrations.
Suggested Lesson Development
Remind class members that in the previous lesson they saw demonstrations on using object lessons, comparisons, and the chalkboard to teach gospel principles. Today they will see demonstrations in which assigned class members will teach gospel principles by sharing a story, asking questions, and conducting a discussion.