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Worldwide Training Broadcast on Teaching in the Savior’s Way  

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On November 5, 2016, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and the Auxiliary General Presidents led a worldwide teacher council meeting, answering questions and providing insights about Teaching in the Savior’s Way. If you missed the live event, or if you want to review what was taught, you can watch it here.

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Janette M a month ago Idaho, United States
I love teacher council and have read the pamphlet a few times. I see the value in the program and for young teachers it would be wonderful. I unfortunately do not see the value in our teacher council as I have been attending for a year now and have gained very little. I love meeting with the other teachers but our Sunday School President does all the talking and facilitating and I just don't feel this is how it is suppose to happen. In our daughter's ward they take turns teaching and sharing, is this they way it is suppose to be? I think it would be great and a big benefit. Thanks, Sister M
LaMont G 2 months ago Oklahoma, United States
Our ward started conducting teacher council shortly after it was introduced. We were all a little tentative when we first started as we learned what the purpose and format of teacher council was all about. Since then the response has been very positive and instructive. Teachers have shared useful experiences to others. Participation has been enthusiastic and lively. All-in-all teacher council has been a blessing which has elevated the teachers' self esteem and confidence as Gospel instructors..
Larry T 2 months ago Arizona, United States
It was great to hear Elder Holland instruct us in how to teach by the spirit and in the Saviors Way. I have applied many of the principles taught throughout my teaching both in the Church and in my profession. I really appreciate the inspiration that led to the formation of Teachers Councils. This will assist newly called teachers by allowing the positive examples of more experienced teachers to be shared in a non-threatening way. New Teacher orientation is critical in the success of newly called teachers. This program is inspired and inspiring. Thanks
Mauola F 3 months ago , New Zealand
wonderful example..great training..
Amy J 3 months ago Utah, United States
Our Stake is choosing not to have Teacher Council. Any one else having the same experience?
Rachael K 3 months ago Unknown Location
Wonderful to see Elder Hollands example and listen to others experiences.Very useful. Thanks
Paul B 4 months ago Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Does "Teaching in the Savior's Way" replace the Teacher Development course ?
Roger G 4 months ago England, United Kingdom
Should we be using the lesson manuals in Gospel Doctrine (Adults) or just pick out principles from selected sections of the D & C?
Giuseppe M 4 months ago Utah, United States
Is this available in other languages already?
Anonymous User 4 months ago Utah, United States
What action should I, as a leader take, when an instructor doesn't use the suggested material but always designs his own lesson, which often veers off onto controversial subjects.
Sheila M 4 months ago Florida, United States
It is always easier for me to teach when I keep myself worthy, when I actually pray to love those I teach, actually go out & teach people w/ the missionaries & of course always prepare & rehearse to make the lesson interactive & productive.
David 5 months ago Alberta, Canada
I found that it is important for my experience with my class that they understand that I am being taught by the spirit and it is important for the participation of the class in sharing their thoughts and feelings in order for that spirit to be present. It is the spirit that teaches all of us..... including the teachers of children, youth and adults.
Moana P 5 months ago Utah, United States
I want to implement the new approach/schedule for the Nursery but I feel stuck/lost with what resources to use. I don't know where to find these resources geared for the Nursery children.
Jeffrey B 5 months ago Washington, United States
I love this: D&C 42:14 inspires us - to prepare ourselves is to prepare OURSELVES, not only preparing ourselves to facilitate our lessons, yet also LIVING the lessons we teach.
Brett M 5 months ago Utah, United States
In Elder Hollands instruction concerning .."Ye shall not teach," I do believe it is a warning. If we believe that the grace of the Lord will attend us when we have not prepared, then we do not understand acceptable offerings and the resultant blessings. Our prayers, our study, our thoughts and pondering over the students in the class are faith offerings. Would the Brother of Jared's experience with pre-mortal Jehovah been different if he had wandered into the Lords presence with nothing? ...having allowed the cares of other things deter him from preparing for his appointed time of accountability? He wouldn't have had anything for the Lord to touch. And the finger of the Lord would not have been beheld that day. When we offer our preparations as mentioned above, we bring offerings to the Lord that are worthy of the touch of His finger. When He touches them, they shine a light that will edify, inspire and cast away darkness in ourselves and in those we teach. .
Bryce D 5 months ago Arizona, United States
I think that it could also be viewed as a reminder to do what we need to to have the spirit before we begin teaching. Whether that is done through the bearing of testimony before teaching, or singing hymns until the spirit is there so that we can then begin to teach.
Ralph B 5 months ago Florida, United States
My wife and I taught the Sunbeams. It was a joy, we found that they had profound wisdom concerning the Savior, and what he taught. One girl had spoken to Jesus and told us that he does not have to speak the words, they just come into your head. Her parents said she had told them of meeting their Mom's brother who had died 17 years ago. His name had never been mentioned and she could pick him out from an old family album.
Zachary G 6 months ago Florida, United States
How do you correct a lesson when speculatory doctrine is brought up cordially and not embarrassing the student?
Cynthia K 6 months ago Florida, United States
We do not have teacher council in our ward
demetrio s 6 months ago Utah, United States
This video would help a knew teacher to lnow where to even begin.
Gilbert C 6 months ago Camarines Norte, Philippines
I felt so blessed because the gospel of Jesus Christ is always healing me when I repent my sins and mistakes in life. I felt so glorious
Anthony W 6 months ago Utah, United States
I really liked what Elder Holland said about feeling "weak and inadequate". Reminded me of myself. Then he said that we all have divine destinies, and I believe that, and I'm thankful for all those who taught me what I know today. Just hope I can teach others, pretty well, on my mission.
Stephanie E 6 months ago Utah, United States
Thanks very much for allowing us to participate in this event.
Susan P 6 months ago Nevada, United States
I'm here in this training with a new beehive
Ammon H 6 months ago Utah, United States
Encouragement that you were indeed called by God for a purpose that will be made known in the process of teaching. Also, that you will learn just as those you teach will learn.
Anonymous User 6 months ago Utah, United States
First be their friend and then their teacher
Cami G 6 months ago Utah, United States
If I was a new teacher it would be amazing to hear that God has perfect confidence in me and though I am human He will be there every step of the way and magnify my efforts.
Cami G 6 months ago Utah, United States
When we strive to understand why others do the things they do we grow to love them and we focus on their potential and goodness like the Savior does.
Anonymous User 6 months ago Utah, United States
I have always loved when people share their past mistakes and what they learned. It helps remind us all we are all human and we can relate and open up to each other. I am happy for my mistakes not because I did wrong but because of the atonement of Jesus Christ I can become better and I can relate to others and others can come to me and feel that I love them and show them I made it through, they can to!
Anonymous User 6 months ago Metro Manila, Philippines
Teaching by the spirit is effective in teaching the gospel.
Alexander P 6 months ago Metro Manila, Philippines
I learned in teaching elder's qourum class is the important of companionship of the holy spirit. Without the spirit we cant teach.And by that i can help more the concerns of the individual than teaching lessons.Teachers council meeting is so great WHere we learned more skills in teaching.
Dominique B 6 months ago Virginia, United States
I am new to the Young Women Presidencies and I was never in the YW. I felt that it is the best calling and the best way to serve that helped me understand YW and other in the church. It a learning process for me that helps me and appreciate the acceptance from my fellow leaders and their faith, support and encouragement by praying for the YW will have a great impact on the learning process.
Anonymous User 6 months ago Fiji
I love the importance of not letting the lesson brutalise us in over-preparation or over-programming. It is very important to keep it simple and allow for the Spirit to give utterance - a problem I have had in the past with over preparation and sticking to a plan that I was not willing or too scared to depart from when prompted.Teacher councils help us wonderfully to find ways of simplifying rather than complicating in the way we teach.
BreeAnna F 6 months ago Utah, United States
I like how the teacher in the video studies the lesson all week so she can receive revelation throughout the week and know what to teach.
BreeAnna F 6 months ago Utah, United States
In Enos 1:3 Enos says the words which his father often spoke concerning eternal life came to his mind. Sometimes we hear the truths of the gospel several times before we have a revelatory experience and understand those truths. As teachers we may not immediately see the fruits of our labors but one day our teachings will make a difference for those we teach.
James L 6 months ago Utah, United States
Read the lesson one Sunday in advance. Allow the spirit to lead you, guide you and enlighten you in how you should teach that specific gospel principle. Always open the scriptures and ask your class what the scriptures mean to them.
Christopher P 6 months ago California, United States
It would be great to get feed back from the past teacher , on knowing the needs of the class.
Ricardo L 6 months ago California, United States
To Earnie K. (all Gospel Doctrine classes) Sister Oscarson gave us a great insight on how teachers should testify and clarify important doctrinal points. She refers to phones as a distraction for youth
Donald E 6 months ago New York, United States
Viewing the Worldwide Training on Teaching in the Savior's Way is a must view for every Latter-day Saint and certainly everyone in a leadership role. We can all become better teachers and learners and this introductory teachers council shows us how to get started. There is hardly anything of more importance than acting on the advice provided in this broadcast.
Mandy P 6 months ago Unknown Location
I noticed the great care taken to reduce feelings of being overwhelmed ... I do wonder if simpler teaching manuals which include resourcing notes for additional research are considered for the future?
Tristan A 6 months ago Bulacan, Philippines
I've been learning a lot of teaching and learning principles as I watch this broadcast all over again. We keep of reviewing many principles during our Teacher's Council Meetings. I'm excited to share these when I visit my home ward in San Pablo Philippines.
Cynthia C 6 months ago California, United States
In the appendix section on teacher orientation it says, " Encourage the new teacher to visit the My Calling section of LDS.org and the Gospel Library app for more about how to grow as a teacher." I have searched for a My Calling section of LDS.org and in Gospel Library app but, I cannot find a My Calling section.
Tom H 6 months ago Colorado, United States
I am responding to Roland's question regarding “one-on-one contact” when sending messages to youth via social media. The concept of Youth Protection is maintained by not exchanging private communication between the teacher and an individual youth. In other words, when sending an electronic message include other people in the distribution. This may mean sending a message to all class members at the same time. You probably should also copy any messages to the parents of the youth. If a message to an individual youth is necessary be sure to copy the parents on that message. You could also ask the youth to “reply all” so that parents receive a copy of any return communication. This might require using a form of communication that the parents also use, such as using email instead of texts for example. If the parents cannot view electronic media you could include another adult in the distribution such as another teacher, a member of the Sunday School presidency, or even a home teacher.
Michael A 6 months ago Michigan, United States
Roland asked an important question, but I haven't seen a response yet. I think using group messages is an effective way to reach out to all students, quorum members, etc. while still protecting ourselves from accusations and suspicion. I'm the President of our Sunday School and use a group e-mail to reach out to our less active membership. I've also had my wife post some communications to the Relief Society Facebook page, as I do not use Facebook.Occasionally I do receive an individual response. I save all my e-mails - mostly so I can recall exactly what was communicated, but this is also a protection.
Laura T 6 months ago Utah, United States
When I was 16 I was called to teach the "Moonbeams". I remember the Bishop impressing me with the importance of the setting apart blessing. I was given the power of love for the children and that I would be able to teach them, and that they and I would learn together, and that the Spirit would help me. I was afraid till I had the blessing. I don't remember much orientation, but the setting apart was a great spiritual experience for a young girl such as I.
Roland I 6 months ago Nevada, United States
I have a question regarding a segment brought up in the broadcast regarding sending messages on social media to class members who aren't in attendance. How is that to be done with the mindset of Youth Protection? Specifically, the poin to "no one-on-one contact from a leader to a youth, in person, text or social media".How do we do it properly to engage the youth, keep them safe and protect ourselves?
Joshua M 6 months ago Alberta, Canada
In regards to helping teachers from primary get to teachers' council in my ward the Sunday School presidency sends a sheet asking for subs in primary in priesthood and Relief Society a few weeks prior to the date we hold teachers' council
Hannah S 6 months ago Idaho, United States
I am a new teacher and the best thing that helped me was after I was called by my bishop to be a primary teacher he said, "i have never seen someone so ready and excited about this calling" i appreciate the acceptance from my fellow teachers as well and their support and encouragment.
Cesar O 6 months ago Guatemala
Me gusta ya que he aprendido y sigo aprendiendo el detalle es como hacer para que estudiemos las lecciones que nos tocan y las leamos graxias
Hannah S 6 months ago Idaho, United States
I am a brand new teacher. I am only 19, newly married and feel very unexperienced, even when in front of my five year old primary students. But when we started our teacher council meetings my confidence grew through the thoughts and experiences of others. One teacher mentioned that its ok to talk about deep topics with the primary kids even just for a few minutes, and they will grasp it even if you dont think they will. Today I had the most spritual experience talking about christ and forgivness with my five year olds. I love them more every week I teach them and love seeing them grow in the gospel. I always look forward to our teacher councils.
Russell S 6 months ago Utah, United States
I loved the suggestions for having the youth occasionally help cover classes to allow teachers to attend the these councils. We tried this recently, and it was a really great experience for the youth to teach and testify! I think the primary children also enjoyed having the older youth in with them.
Lynette H 6 months ago Oregon, United States
Bringing others to Christ as a newly called teacher, it would be helpful to know more about the students from previous teachers or ward council
Gay C 6 months ago West Virginia, United States
I LOVE teaching CTR 7 children! Here they are getting ready to turn 8 years old and get Baptized!I have a question about respect and reverence! Why do we not address reverence from the pulpit in Sacrament Meetings like we use to?I feel like respect and reverence truly needs to be taught in our Sacrament Meetings again where the families are there and then it can help in our Primary and Youth areas!
Maria F 6 months ago Barcelona, Spain
I think it is very important for us to know as well, that we have been call by the Lord and therefor act in consecuence.
Anthony E 6 months ago Barcelona, Spain
Hi from barcelona, how can we be a good example to the members??
Albert D 6 months ago Agusan del Norte, Philippines
As I watch the broadcast training I was motivated and been reminded the best way of teaching and that is teaching in the Lord's way. As we always follow the guidelines provided by the leaders which was also comes from an inspiration of the spirit of God plus we do it in teaching others by spirit it will be planted very firmly in their heart. As a leader as a teacher in our ward and also as father of our family I always need to teach in the saviors way so that all may be edified.
Rudiardo P 6 months ago Batangas, Philippines
New or old teacher has its unique role to invite the spirit and let the spirit has his role to find those ready and prepared to listen .And its amazing how they would start to share experience and testify and would desire to apply those doctrines and principles learned.
Romy G 6 months ago Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Teaching the saviors way reminds me that receiving revelation is very important like prophet enos do to receive revelation and because of this tools as teachers we may have powerful lesson.
Hanna P 6 months ago Tarlac, Philippines
I want it to be in saviors way training too. I want them to let me feel i deserve that call
Ivy V 6 months ago Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Teaching in the saviors way manual is very wonderful its very helpful for me.because when I read this I learn to be effective teacher.and before I don't have confident to teach.but when i read this I gain confidence to teach a powerful lesson.
Bernardo R 6 months ago Metro Manila, Philippines
There's no more powerful tool to invite the Spirit in the class than living what we are teaching.
Chanda M 6 months ago Pampanga, Philippines
Teaching in the Saviors Way is of good help for us gospel teachers... Praying for every member of your class will have a great impact on the learning process. Loving those we teach by listening to them and giving them time to speak their feelings will encourage them to apply gospel principles taught.
Anonymous User 6 months ago Pangasinan, Philippines
To Sis.Apple: Keep appreciating their ability and capability to share and speak, then show them a specific and simple example.
Anonymous User 6 months ago Pangasinan, Philippines
To Benguet that is asking, Just keep teaching such student and not cease. Know his or her concern why he or she is not responding then pray for a great solution or course that you will have to do for him or her. You can give him or her an assignment or homework then ask him or her to report what he/she have learned.
Anonymous User 6 months ago Pangasinan, Philippines
Hello, this is Apple. I would like to ask, how are we encourage the young women to speak and trust themselves in sharing their thoughts? Thank you.
Dawn r 6 months ago Metro Manila, Philippines
Elder Holland explained to us how important the role of every teacher in the church is when he said, "Every child of God has a divine destination that teachers help to reach it." We, teachers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, have a vital role in every Church member's path in attaining Eternal Life.
Linette T 6 months ago Tarlac, Philippines
It's wonderful to share a testimony and a personal experience in the youth class as the youth in our ward listen intently on how to find answers to their own gospel questions. Letting them find their way to express themselves makes it easier for me to facilitate learning.
Anonymous User 6 months ago Benguet, Philippines
How can you teach student who doesn't want to respond?
Ismael G 6 months ago Nueva Ecija, Philippines
I overcome my shyness and become confident standing in front of the members when I become a teacher and my knowledge about the gospel grows. My testimony grows every time I teach the gospel. Preparation to teach is very important.
Ronelyn M 6 months ago Negros Occidental, Philippines
As I watching this training, I realized that God doesn't want me to teach and teach and teach plainly as a school teacher but God want me to teach in His way... This training really help me know more my calling and be like the Savior who teach with love as general.
Hanna P 6 months ago Tarlac, Philippines
I am so inspired when president holland said that "i am what i am today because of the leaders who taught me" i could also say that i am what i am today because of the people who taught me. Right now im a y.w president and our young women always use their phone in the class how could we prevent it in a way that they wont be hurt?
Joremie C 6 months ago Agusan del Norte, Philippines
As a leader and a teacher in our ward viewing the broadcast in this hour makes me feel comforted and motivated to do more to help my students become more nearer to our Heavenly Father and gain testimony about their divinity of Jesus Christ. It gaves me knowledge what to do and how to handle things inside the room. I learn that the scriptures gives us clearer understanding of doctrines and principles. Through the Holy Ghost we will know the truth.I just have a question. How can I handle a person who seems like hypocrite. Who always ask questions that are not necessary and disagree on other principles, saying most likely to be false doctrine and justify himself of his doings?
Lorna G 6 months ago Nueva Ecija, Philippines
I know that it is very important to be prepared and be worthy to have the spirit when you teach. As i teach with the spirit I the seminaries pay attention and learned much better because they are participating in the discussion.
Nelhjie R 6 months ago Misamis Oriental, Philippines
I am so bless to have this calling as a First Counsilor of the Young Women Presidency .
Danilo R 6 months ago Pampanga, Philippines
Another wonderful opportunity to be part of this training,
Rose G 6 months ago Unknown Location
Every child of God has a divine destination that teachers help to reach it. -I really love this praise from Elder Holand. As a teacher in the church and as a teacher by profession this will help me a lot. This is very applicable not just in the church but in my everyday struggle as a new teacher.
Ranny P 6 months ago Leyte, Philippines
..im so bless as a teacher or i had a calling..i love this church...
Armando B 6 months ago Misamis Oriental, Philippines
Share your experience... im impress of this training, it can be a great help for me to teach in the savior's way...
Precious D 6 months ago Rizal, Philippines
I love the teaching people not lesson..
Florido J 6 months ago Negros Oriental, Philippines
Could the council meet on a day other than Sunday?
Paul O 6 months ago Cavite, Philippines
Now watching worldwide broadcast Teaching in the Saviors Way here in Cavite stake.
Rose G 6 months ago Unknown Location
Watching from Cabanatuan Philippines stake.
Isaiah B 6 months ago South Cotabato, Philippines
Wow.. That was amazing... I love it..
Jessica J 6 months ago Unknown Location
I rememer when I was on my mission serving in the Australia Brisbane Mission. We had the wonderful opportunity to have Elder Dallin H. Oaks come and speak to us missionaries. What stood out to me and helps me now in my calling as a Young Women's President and teacher is what he explained about our mantle in our callings. He demonstrated that we may feel that the mantle we carry is too big and we feel too small, thinking it is not for us. He told us that though you may feel the mantle is too big, you will grow into that mantle, the Lord will shape you and build you that you will grow and fit into that mantle and it will no longer be too big but just right. Every calling I am invited to serve, I accept because I know that the mantle place upon me will help me grow and fit into mantle in my callings.
Hannah M 6 months ago Tokyo, Japan
What is the best way to keep the spirit throuout the meeting?
Chad S 6 months ago Nevada, United States
Teacher Council was a good first experience for my ward and I. We tried to share what was working and what was not going well in our classrooms, listing out various problems on a chalk board so everyone could follow the same train of thought. As the meeting progressed, it was wonderful to see how enthused the teachers were about getting back to their classes and applying our month goal to "testify" in order to invite the Spirit more strongly.Chad from Henderson, NV
Sonny A 6 months ago American Samoa
Great training. Are the language translation available yet please?
Sharon F 6 months ago Michigan, United States
It might be helpful for the broadcast to be broken into smaller segments for use in teacher council meetings.
Thora W 6 months ago Idaho, United States
Can we get a transcript of this broadcast to study and help us in our roles as auxiliary leaders?
Daniel T 6 months ago Unknown Location
Is it possible to get a transcript of this video? There are several in our ward who would appreciate being able to read along due to difficulties in sensory processing.
Elizabeth D 6 months ago Idaho, United States
I can't find the short video that you shared in this broadcast as a good teacher orientation. We would love to have that for our leaders to share with new teachers. I looked and looked and can't find it. It is hard to download the entire broadcast and then just show that small portion. Thank you, Sister Beth Durtschi, Shelley Stake Primary President
Anonymous User 6 months ago Unknown Location
Our small ward is watching the teacher training video together to prepare us to start our Teacher Council. We are so dependent on each other that making this assignment successful will take all of us working together to make it happen.
Anonymous User 6 months ago California, United States
I was newly called recently And I remembered that before I wanted to Really, feel my Saviors Love and His Hands over me. I felt His Love and His Presence.Through His Servants I was able to Feel, Believe, and Know that my Savior asked me to cast my nets away and Follow Him To Learn of His way.
Michael M 6 months ago California, United States
When we feast upon the words of Christ, we can speak
Kyle M 6 months ago California, United States
In my young single adult ward I am the sunday school president, and there is only one other teacher called to serve in the sunday school. Should I change the way I conduct the meeting due to the fact that there are only two people?
Anonymous User 6 months ago California, United States
As I participated in a Teacher Council Meeting, I saw that by the Spirit we, in that same meeting, were teaching in the Savior Ways. Members of the Sunday School Presidency and that of Teachers gave "parables" from their lives. We then turned to the Scriptures. Thought provoking questions followed suit and we Listened to the Spirit. Even now in this Broadcast we are learning and teaching in the Saviors Way so we may better learn and teach As Our Savior, Jesus the Christ, Did and Does. As we Teach by the Spirit, we learn as we Teach and we Teach as we learn.
Michael M 6 months ago California, United States
The great blessing of participation in a ward council in " Teaching in the Savior's Way" is feeling united by the Spirit with fellow servantsservants-servants servant
Anonymous User 6 months ago Utah, United States
This video give us as Teachers many ways and ideas to prepare. It's not just looking at the lesson. It will give them peace and confidence that as they live the Gospel and they study, it will help them.
Nils R 6 months ago Utah, United States
That was an excellent training. I feel like I have a lot to work on when teaching but this helped me with some great specific points. Thank you!
Steven C 6 months ago Utah, United States
I am awed by the masterful delivery, technology and learning from the Spirit that I felt watching this broadcast. I truly felt Gods hand in this meeting and am excited for the new era of teaching in the church, teaching the Saviors way. I am gratefull to be apart of His work. Thank you for such a wonderful learning experience. This was a great example of teaching in the Saviors way.

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