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Collecting Seminary Ideas

Well, I’m continuing my hunt for Seminary ideas and have greatly expanded the Seminary articles on the site. I’ve added the following: Seminary structure – for classroom organizational type stuff, how to assign a devotional, choose a prayer, integrate scripture mastery, etc. This is the part I had no clue about and about which I asked the most questions. Seminary teaching tips – Includes lots of random links and ideas on teaching methods Visual Aids – links to visual aid resources for teachers. Organizing the helps in this way is really helping me get ready for my class next year. I’m getting lots of ideas about how to integrate scripture mastery into my classes. I’m also going to make some…

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Hooray for Seminary Teachers!

So today I feel better that I have in some time about Seminary. My good friend, Brent, taught Old Testament back in the day, and when he heard that I was teaching asked if he could help. We had arranged for our families to get together last night for a Family Home Evening where we’d do Old Testament things. They made a delicious Meditterranean style dinner, and also invited their ward’s current Seminary teacher, my friend DeAnn, and her family over, too. 5 hours and 5 pages of notes later…. I’m overflowing with great ideas! I could hardly sleep! Got up this morning after sending DS off to Mississippi to visit the grandparents and called DeAnn again with some questions.…

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Online Seminary Training

I wrote a little bit last week on the online resources for Seminary training, but my internet connection flipped out and the blog entry was lost before it could save. :( So I’m going to try to reconstruct was I was doing last week to prepare for Seminary. I didn’t spend a whole lot of time on Seminary toward the end of the week because I was trying to finish the Book of Mormon in order to earn my Honor Bee before I was released from Young Women. Finished it — yay! It took about 20-22 hours, I think, but of course there were plenty of interruptions and such throughout — that time was spread through 2 weeks. I am…

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Starting to Plan …. Seminary

Well, now I finally have my materials to begin Seminary. In this area, the S&I rep has created a method whereby he hopes that the callings are issued, which was unfortunately ignored by our stake, and many of us are just now receiving our materials. It must really suck to be an S&I person. You’re in charge and accountable for overseeing Seminary in a given area, but you have no actual authority to ensure that your suggestions or guidelines are being followed. Poor guy. I had already read most everything I could get my hands on online (policy manual, etc) and was starting work on planning a reading chart and general lesson plan for my class. I have a couple…

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