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MeckMom’s Teaching Tips: My favorite online quiz game for LDS classes

Need to add a little energy and excitement to your class? Want to see how much they’re actually learning in your lessons? It’s time to try my favorite online quiz game; Kahoot! Check out this short video to find out how to incorporate this fantastic, free game into any LDS class, FHE lesson or mutual activity.

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To create your own free account go to https://getkahoot.com

To make your own free quiz game go to https://create.kahoot.it

To access the quiz in class, have the students any browser on their smart device and go to https://kahoot.it

Kahoot is an easy online quiz game...perfect for any LDS classroom

Kahoot is an easy online quiz game…perfect for any LDS classroom

 

MeckMom’s Teaching Tip: Using Scriptures in Class

Every LDS lesson has dozens of scripture references. Figuring out how to incorporate them into your plan without losing momentum can be a bit tricky. Here are a two of my favorite tips for helping your students use and navigate their scriptures in class.

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You can find the FREE alphabetical scripture printable by clicking here.

Teaching Tip: How to Organize a Lesson Plan

Planning a lesson can be an overwhelming task. There is so much content to choose from that it can be really difficult to know where to start…especially for young teachers.

My latest teaching tip will help you focus your study and jot down notes for all the key areas of a great lesson. Check out the video below to see how it works.

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You can find the inexpensive printable lesson templates on the Sugardoodle Etsy shop. Click here to hop over and grab a copy for yourself.

May Come Follow Me – “How can a patriarchal blessing help me?”

PatriarchalBlessingBlogPic-03Hi friends,
I LOVE the Come Follow Me topic for May, “Prophets and Revelation.” It is so pertinent to us and to the youth!  I love the quote from sister Julie B. Beck, “The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life. … It requires a conscious effort.”
Seriously. Take that in for a minute.  The SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT skill.  Is that powerful, or what!? I have often thought to myself several times regarding different social issues, “Self, I just wish the prophet would come out and tell us exactly how to deal with this.”  But really, isn’t that why we need to learn the skill of personal revelation?  It really is a skill that has to be practiced, and can differ greatly from one person to another.  We truly do have to develop the skill of learning how the spirit speaks to us.I love the personal guidance that patriarchal blessings give us and the direct form of revelation that it provides.  In this printable kit, I have included an interactive handout that is meant to be taken home (not done in class).  I had an institute instructor teach us to read our blessings line by line and break it down into 4 categories: Gifts, Counsel, Promises and Warnings.  Once you are done, keep it with your blessing as a quick reference guide and reminder.
Heart,
Melanie B.

You can find the printable kit here.

Make sure to check here later in the week for additional May Come Follow Me lessons being added to the shop, as well as other Come Follow Me lesson printables.

His Grace is Sufficient – Free Printable

GraceIsSufficientBlogPic-01Hi friends!
Today I have a beautiful printable for you. But we can be honest here, right? Okay…here goes. This was not what I was planning on sharing with you. In fact, I had a completely different printable ready to share, was about to hit publish and WHAM! Was hit with a full-blown melt down, panic attack. Yep. True story. Ugly cry and all.

What was the madness behind the tears? Well for starters, I was having computer issues, which always induces some form of panic. But I was also slammed in the face with this all-consuming, awful feeling of inadequacy. You know what I speak of, yes? This little (sometimes huge) voice in my head was telling me that what I have to offer isn’t good enough, that it won’t matter and that I am wasting my time. I wish I could say this is the first time this has ever happened to me, but I’ll be honest and say that this is a battle that I have fought many (many, many) times. When I was in my younger years, this little voice would nearly cripple me from accomplishing just about anything. However, I feel like I have come a long way in battling this demon, but once in a blue moon, it sneaks up on me and rears its ugly head. It frustrates me to no end when I have these feelings, because I swear its something that I have overcome or somehow conquered. But then it pops right back up, usually un-announced, un-invited, and definitely not welcomed. So what did I do? I slammed my computer shut, drew a bath and decided to call it a night.

Even though I really did not want to (honesty, right?) I knelt down for prayer. I was almost instantly reminded of this month’s Come Follow Me lesson on Grace and the scripture found in Ether 12:27 that speaks about Christ’s grace being sufficient to turn our weaknesses into strengths. I love what Elder Ucthdorf says about grace, “Another element of God’s grace is the opening of the windows of heaven, through which God pours out blessings of power and strength, enabling us to achieve things that otherwise would be far beyond our reach. Throughout our lives, God’s grace bestows temporal blessings and spiritual gifts that magnify our abilities and enrich our lives. His grace refines us. His grace helps us become our best selves.”  So not only can I apply grace in spiritual matters, but I can apply it in my day to day temporal needs.  I can use grace to get that voice out of my head tells me I’m not enough.  Grace can stretch what I have to offer into much more than I think I have to give.
GraceIsSufficient2-01I decided that I needed to create a printable to help me (and maybe you) remind me that His grace is sufficient to help me be the best version of myself. And as Brad Wilcox states, “The grace of Christ is sufficient—sufficient to cover our debt, sufficient to transform us, and sufficient to help us as long as that transformation process takes.”

Get this 8×10 and 5×7 printable here. This printable coordinates with the Come Follow Me lesson helps that is available here in the Sugardoodle Shop.

Heart,
Melanie B.