I was recently called to what will be my fourth tour of duty teaching Gospel Doctrine class.
After I left BYU, that seemed to be my set in stone calling. I held it in three different wards. And I love the calling; for my taste it’s the best one in the Church. I’ve taught literally hundreds of GD lessons. But it has been a long time since I was the full-time teacher.
I’ve thought a lot about GD pedagogy. I wish I could say I’ve got it all figured out, but I don’t. I experiment with different things, and some just kill, but others not so much.
So as I embark on this latest iteration, I thought I would take advantage of your collective wisdom and solicit your advice. What have your experiences been? What works, what doesn’t? As a student, what do you like and what drives you batty?
I don’t want to just go through the motions; i want to be the best teacher I can be. So give a brother a little help and share your thoughts with me.