Each Sunday this summer I will be posting a discussion-based teaching strategy that can be used at church (such as in LDS teacher councils) or school. Hope a few readers find these helpful! Read earlier strategies by clicking on the linked label at the end of this post.
TLC #6: "The Heart of the Matter"
Use this phrase as a bridge to help get group members back on topic. If you have had several people share personal experiences, jump in (ignoring other raised hands) and say, "Thank you for being willing to share your experiences. Listening to these experiences helps us to focus on the heart of the matter, namely [insert gospel principle]." Then redirect by having someone read a scripture or quote, followed by discussing the doctrine. #TeachLeadCollaborate