Teachers need to vary question stems to keep the class engaged. The Spirit favors the engaged mind of a learner. This printable shares a long list of question stems any teacher (whether in Church or not) can use to vary the prompts learners are given, helping them to look at material in new ways.
Be sure to look at the question stems as you are preparing your lesson. Both Word and PDF versions are given so you can even copy and paste question stems right into your lesson.
If you think of any we missed, please share!
Tom Black says
I think it’s very important to liken the scriptures and the lessons to our own selves and our own time. So I like to ask questions like:
Is there anything similar to that going on today?
Are there people who act like that today?
What does this story (episode) have to do with us in our day?
Have you ever had anything like this happen to you?
What have our modern-day apostles and prophets said about this kind of thing?
Was there anything you heard spoken at the last general conference about this subject?
If this ever happened today, what do you think would be the result?
What would you think if this had happened to a member of your own family?
Are there similar situations in our day? Where?
How would the outcome have been different if this had happened just yesterday?
Nothing like that would ever in happen in our day, would it?
Lauren Pennock says
Thank you, Lisa and Tom Black! Creativity + personalization = successful teaching/learning. 🙂