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a. Become Sanctified
b. Partake of the Sacrament
i. Increase companionship of the Holy Ghost
c. Repentance
i. We may learn from our experience, without being condemned because of the
a. Humility
i. Scriptural Foundation - Alma 7:23 And now I would that ye should be
humble, and be submissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience
and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping
the commandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye
stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God
for whatsoever things ye do receive.
1. What keeps me from Asking?
a. Embarrassment
b. Fear
c. Independence
b. Keep the commandments
c. Receive the Holy Ghost
d. Submit to Heavenly Father
e. Worship & Serve God with our heart, might, mind and strength
f. Develop the mind of Christ
g. Cultivate the spirit of revelation
i. Desire and seek, ask and discern, hear and obey, repeat
ii. Faith leads to obedience, yields wisdom and desire for greater light and truth
a. Learn the way the Lord answers me
b. Necessary companionship & influence of the Holy Ghost
c. Recognize that we learn line upon line
d. Relinquish my will
i. Discern and accept the will of the Lord, "not my will, but Thine be done."
e. Rid our selves of worldliness
f. Use my Agency to act
4. ACT

"Initiating, engaging anxiously, pressing forward steadfastly, and acting.

Read & Study the scriptures and teachings of the prophets
Diligent and persistent work

5. GLORY OF GOD IS INTELLIGENCE - Prerequisites for spiritual intelligence

a. Intelligence: Righteous application of knowledge and understanding in action and
i. Action
1. Diligent Obedience
2. Invite the Learner to act
3. Linked to righteousness
b. Knowledge

i. Mind

Facts and information

Power and influence maintained by pure knowledge D&C 121:41-42
Principle of Salvation

c. Understanding
i. Heart
1. Confirmed/witnessed by the Holy Ghost
2. Meditate and apply/ open hearts to understanding Proverbs 2:2, Mosiah
3. Revealed conclusion and a spiritual gift
ii. Teaching children to understand
1. "It is not therefore for sacred doctrine to prove the principles of other
sciences, but only to judge them." Thomas Aquinas
2. Assist spiritual learning
3. Ways to assist
a. According to Plato: The role of the teacher is "to challenge and
prod students to bring to consciousness ideas that already
existed in their minds"
b. Ask and answer questions
c. Bare pure testimony
d. Explain gospel truths
e. Help Children find answers
f. Use the scriptures: It is one of Satan's chief projects to keep us
from the knowledge in the scriptures - History and Phil of Ed #4
4. Create a spiritual environment
5. Constructing a learning environment
a. It is important to implement classroom expectations for behavior
before you can even delve into the expectations for academics.

6. Invite the spirit

6. Spiritual Learning - requires intense spiritual & intellectual curiosity and seeking
i. INQUIRE - Prayerful Inquiry: D&C 6:14 "Inquire of God, that we might receive
instruction from His Spirit.
a. Activated by FAITH
b. Asking alone is not all that is involved in inquiring.
c. In addition to faith, honesty, effort, commitment, and persistence
are required
ii. Asking, Seeking, & Knocking Process & Pattern
1. Asking
a. Asking, requesting, petitioning, soliciting, investigating, and
b. Pray and ask in faith
c. Some blessings, God is willing to grant, but are conditional upon
our asking
2. Knocking
a. Trust in the Lord and His timing
b. Believe that God will answer me
3. Seeking

a. "We should be simultaneously persistent in and patient"

throughout this process of prayerful inquiry.
b. Continually, should not cease, all, always, and wait.
b. Strong desire & yearning for increased learning, direction, instruction, and
i. Scriptural foundation
1. Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you"
2. D&C 88:118 " "Seek learning, even by study & also by faith."
3. Proverbs 9:9-10 "Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning"
4. Jeremiah 29:12-13 "Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and
pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and
find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
7. Teaching the Savior's way
a. Follow the Example of the Savior
i. My role as a teacher
1. Invite them to share
2. Call to Action
a. Ask Questions
i. Problem-Posing Method - History and Phil of Ed #21
ii. "Dialogue with the students who in turn, while being
taught, also teach."
iii. Allow their interests and inquiry to lead the journey of
iv. Memory and recitation is the "banking method" of
v. Focus on asking the right questions, not about quickly
finding the answers
b. Ask them to report
c. I talk only 25%, them 75%
d. Issue a meaningful challenge
e. Share their testimony
f. The Spirit will witness in their hearts
3. Love
4. Show you care
a. Befriend them
b. Each child is "above and beyond those false measures of worth
that we humans have created" The Worth of Souls Is Great" by
Kristin L. Matthews BYU Speech
c. Know your students
d. Support them
5. Prepare
6. Intellectual and Spiritual Preparation
a. Alma 17:9 Fast and Pray
b. Necessary companionship & influence of the Holy Ghost
i. Increase companionship of the Holy Ghost
c. Study Lesson Material
b. Framework: Gather together in one
i. HOW - Tools
1. Applications "do's" and "do not's"
2. Can change based on the circumstance

ii. WHAT - Principles

1. Help students to see the value of their part in the whole. H&P of Ed
2. Connect what we do with the doctrine
3. Focus on doctrines and principles, not just applications
4. Guidelines for exercise of moral agency or behavior
5. Principles
iii. WHY - Doctrines
1. Eternal Truths
2. God does not change
3. Foundational Quotes
a. "I teach them correct principles, and they govern themselves."
Joseph Smith
b. "True Doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior"
Boyd K. Packer
c. Necessary companionship & influence of the Holy Ghost