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“They will be natural leaders who know how to teach and how to learn.  ...Those graduates of BYU-Idaho—and this is a prophesy that I am prepared to make and to make solemnly—those graduates of BYU-Idaho will become legendary for their capacity to build the people around them and to add value wherever they serve.”
-- Henry B. Eyring, A Steady Upward Course, BYU-Idaho Devotional, 2001

“To learn by faith, students need opportunities to take action.  Some of those opportunities will come ... in the classroom, where prepared students, exercising faith, step out beyond the light they already possess, to speak, to contribute, and to teach one another.”
-- Kim B. Clark, BYU-Idaho Response, 2005

“Over time, it will become apparent that the most powerful way for students to learn is for them to teach—they will teach to learn.”
-- Kim B. Clark, Realizing the Mission, All Employee Meeting, 2007

“One thing is clear: what you have learned to date won't be sufficient for the future.  Your hope and mine is that you have learned how to learn.  That gift will turn out to be priceless.”
-- Henry B. Eyring, Learning How to Learn, BYU-Idaho Devotional, 2003

“Always come to class prepared to be taught and to teach. Always do the assigned reading or problems—before class.  Think about what you have done and be ready to explain what you have learned and what you think.”
-- Kim B. Clark, God Hath Prepared a More Excellent Way, BYU-Idaho Devotional, 2006

“The Learning Model entails the creation of a common framework for learning and teaching that extends across every discipline, course, and learning experience.  All will be grounded in a shared approach.”
-- Kim B. Clark, President’s Report,

“One of the most magnificent experiences [I had in school] was to be part of a study group which met every evening to review the case studies in preparation for being called on in class . . . I am so appreciative of the men I associated with in that study group and their willingness to share their intelligence and their background with one another.  Once again, I urge you to think in terms of tutoring, mentoring, and being in study groups”
--Robert D. Hales, BYU-Idaho Devotional, 2007

Other Resources on Learning and Teaching


“As learners, you and I are to act and be doers of the word and not simply hearers who are only acted upon.  Are you and I agents who act and seek learning by faith, or are we waiting to be taught and acted upon?  We are all to be anxiously engaged in asking, seeking, and knocking.”
-- Elder David A. Bednar, Seek Learning by Faith, Address to CES Educators, 2007

“Study is an act of faith requiring the use of personal agency. . .  While learning from a good teacher is very important, it is more important for you to have meaningful learning experiences on your own”
-- Preach My Gospel, p. 17
“Knowing that individuals are responsible to learn the gospel, we may ask, What is the role of teachers? It is to help individuals take responsibility . . .”
-- Teaching, No Greater Calling, p. 61.

“Help the learner assume responsibility for learning.”
-- Jeffrey R. Holland, Worldwide Leadership Training on Teaching and Learning, 2007

“Participation allows individuals to experience being led by the spirit.  They learn to recognize what spiritual guidance is.”
-- Richard G. Scott, Help Others to be Spiritually Led, Address to CES Educators, 1998

“Never, and I mean never, give a lecture where there is no student participation. A ‘talking head’ is the weakest form of class instruction”
-- Richard G. Scott, To Understand and to Live Truth,  Address to CES Educators, 2005

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