Teaching is not talking, it is 'observing, listening and discerning'

In a recent seminar for seminary and institute teachers, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve said: "Teaching is not talking and telling. Rather, teaching is observing, listening and discerning so we then know what to say." This simple sentence is packed with meaning for each of us as gospel learners, teachers and parents. If gospel teachers see their role as covering content, they will spend most of their time "talking and telling" and little time "observing, listening and discerning." Our goal as gospel teachers is to help learners uncover the lesson inside of them rather than trying to cover everything inside of the manual.
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