Come Follow Me, Oct. 22 2023, Doctrine Topics, Youth Lesson helps
No lesson help this week, I am out of town. But I do want to share this from the teaching handbook:
While a desire to build good relationships with students is appropriate, the desire to be praised, if unrecognized or unchecked, may cause teachers to care more about what the students think of them than they do about helping the students learn and progress. This often leads teachers to substitute methods that are intended to enhance their image in the eyes of the students for methods designed to invite the Holy Ghost. Teachers who fall into this trap are guilty of priestcraft because they “set themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world” (2 Nephi 26:29). Teachers should be careful that their use of humor, personal stories, or any other teaching methods are not done with the intent of entertaining, impressing, or winning the praise of students. Rather, the focus of all religious educators should be to glorify Heavenly Father and to lead their students to Jesus Christ.
I purposely fill my weekly lesson helps with lots of ideas, I do not intend on you using all of them. Use your inspiration to know what is most meaningful to your students. Most of all, it is important to love you class, and teach as the Savior would.
Good Luck with your lesson(: