How can I encourage those I teach to be diligent learners?
As a teacher of the gospel, one of your roles is to help learners take responsibility for their own learning—to awaken in them a desire to study, understand, and live the gospel. In the Church, learners have the responsibility to gain a knowledge of the truth through their own efforts. Teachers can help them become diligent gospel learners.
The participation of learners is fundamental to this process. As a teacher, you can encourage effective participation by teaching with questions, conducting meaningful discussions, and listening carefully to learners.
You should also try to determine if class members are learning the principles you are teaching. You can do this by asking learners to restate principles in their own words or asking questions that require learners to express their understanding of the principles.