“Improving as a Christlike Teacher: A Personal Evaluation,” Liahona, February 2018
Consider the principles of effective teaching below. In areas where you feel you can grow, use the space provided to write what you feel prompted to do.
1. I attend teacher council meetings with a humble desire to learn and participate (see D&C 112:10).
2. I regularly record impressions of the Spirit to help me as a learner and teacher (see D&C 76:28).
3. I commence preparation of my lessons at least a week in advance (see D&C 88:118–119).
4. I have an appropriate balance of teacher instruction and class discussion (see D&C 88:122).
5. I fervently plead for the Spirit so I can be an instrument in God’s hands (see D&C 42:14).
6. I take time to ponder the scripture block before reading the lesson or outside material so I can enhance the revelation I might receive (see D&C 42:61).
7. I help my class members, especially youth, not only learn the gospel but also become effective teachers so they can become better missionaries, leaders, teachers, and parents (see D&C 88:77).
8. I pray by name for those in my class (see Luke 22:32).
9. I reach out to those in my class who don’t attend? (see Luke 15:1–7).
10. What is my biggest challenge to becoming a Christlike teacher, and how can I overcome that challenge?