Relief Society Lessons: Preparing for the New Lesson Manuals

by | Dec. 31, 2009

Lesson Helps

So…those new lessons in the Gospel Principles lesson manual.

Short and sweet, right? :)

We’ve had a few emails and comments from troubled Relief Society teachers who are worried about the new format. Rest assured, Kelly Ann will be leading our bloggers as we continue to do lesson outlines (starting Tuesday, January 5th) and count on our faithful readers to chime in with their excellent suggestions.

This new lesson format appears to espouse what we at the Exponent have said since we began our lesson outlines…class should be a discussion, not a lecture. While the lessons are much shorter than our old prophet manuals, there are some helpful discussion questions, which I think, are meant to encourage the students to teach the class as they share personal experiences and ideas about gospel topics at a fairly basic level.

I think these changes are good ones, but I’ll admit that it’s a bit scary to leave those prophets behind (seriously, I NEVER would have thought I’d say that when we first started these lesson outlines). Lately, it’s been pretty easy for me to whip up a lesson with the format I’ve grown so accustomed to.

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