My latest Podcast, “Talking is not Teaching,” presents a complete re-framing of the approach to teaching the gospel that mirrors much of what is being rolled out in Sunday schools and in Priesthood and Relief society with the Come, Follow Me style of gospel learning.
What if the word “teacher” were replaced in the English language with the phrase “learning designer”?
We may not think there is much difference between going to church “to be taught” or going to church “to learn.” However, our choice in the matter can make all the difference in our experience at church and in the gospel.
One of the great church books on teaching is “Teaching, No Greater Call.” With deference to the timeless truths and principles we can find in that book, I wonder if we need a second book titled “Learning, No Greater Responsibility.”
What does this mean for teachers and learners in the Church, especially with the new curriculum starting in January 2018? https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865693942/Do-we-need-a-Learning-No-Greater-Responsibility.html
In ancient Jewish times, the number seven symbolized perfection, completion, or fullness. The number seventy combines the perfection of seven with the symbolic completion of ten. Therefore, Jesus is using a form of hyperbole to make a point that our forgiveness needs to be perfect; it needs to be full, complete and ongoing, not half-hearted, measured, calculating, or backtracking.
What is Technology, our master or servant? “If technology is any tool or process created or used by humans to solve a need, then the possibilities for understanding, developing and using technologies are magnified. We should fully embrace technology to solve problems new and old. And as we embrace technology, we should use design-thinking methodologies to ensure that the solutions meet the needs of real people in real circumstances today instead of clinging tightly to the traditions of the past. Sure, we shouldn’t tear down fences if we do not understand their purpose. But we also should not be slaves to the technologies of the past just as we would hope that future generations would not be slaves to the solutions we designed for our present needs.”