“Lesson 6: Create a Learning Atmosphere: Part 1,” Teaching, No Greater Call: A Resource Guide for Gospel Teaching (1999), 213–18
To help class members understand how teachers and learners can work together to create an atmosphere of gospel learning.
Note to the Teacher
In lesson 5, class members discussed the individual’s responsibility to be diligent in learning the gospel. This week’s lesson focuses on a responsibility that teachers and learners share: creating a learning atmosphere. It will help class members apply gospel principles in their efforts to prevent distractions in the classroom and help solve discipline problems that may already exist.
With this lesson as a foundation, class members will be prepared to suggest solutions to specific problems. This will be done as part of lesson 7.
Prayerfully study the scripture passages in this lesson. Seek to apply them to the purpose of the lesson.
Become familiar with the stories in the lesson. Practice reading them in a way that will keep class members’ interest.
Bring the following items to class:
A large piece of paper (or several smaller pieces of paper).
Three marking pencils.
Study the section of this book titled “Create a Learning Atmosphere” (pages 75–87).
Suggested Lesson Development
The School of the Prophets provides an example of how to create an atmosphere of gospel learning.
Teachers and learners share the responsibility to create an atmosphere of gospel learning.
Teachers help learners understand and fulfill their responsibility to create a learning atmosphere.
When we help learners become engaged in creating a learning atmosphere, we are teaching them to be followers of Jesus Christ.