Love Those You Teach

Principles and Methods of Teaching


 

How can loving those I teach make a difference in their lives?

If you want to influence learners for good, you should not only love to teach; you should love each person you teach. As you show your love for those you teach, they become more open to learning from you and more aware of their eternal worth.

Seek to understand those you teach. As you do, you will be better able to teach lessons that meet individual needs. Reach out to each individual in your class, remembering that “the worth of souls is great in the sight of God” (D&C 18:10).

Search for ways to help new members and those who have been less active feel welcome in your class. Invite them to come, and introduce them to other class members. Invite them to participate by asking them questions you know they can answer and otherwise helping them feel comfortable in class.

Scriptures to study

John 13:34; 3 Nephi 11:15; Moroni 7:42–48

Things you can do

  • Pray for each member of your class.
  • Do all you can to know class members’ interests and needs.
  • Learn class members’ names and call them by name.
  • Listen attentively to class members and express sincere appreciation for their participation.