Framework for Teaching
"No greater responsibility can rest upon a man, than to be a teacher of God’s children."
President David O. McKay
The Teaching Process
To be successful, thoughtfully consider student capabilities and development needs, identify appropriate learning goals, plan associated assessment techniques, and design learning activities that will help your students develop in the content area and as learners. When designing course activities, ensure that students have opportunities to prepare effectively, engage productively, and improve in their learning capacity.
During class, create an environment of love and respect, where each student “may have an equal privilege” (D&C 88:122). Actively encourage student participation through thought-provoking questions, whole-class and small-group discussion, and other learning activities. Take time outside of class to individually help your students. Remember, effective “teaching is not talking and telling. Teaching is observing and listening so that we can discern, and then know what to say” (From “A Discussion with Elder Bednar”, August 2, 2011).
Regularly reflect on your experiences and use them to improve your teaching. Actively seek input and ideas from your students and colleagues. Consistently change what you do to better serve the students you teach.