I got a new calling to teach Gospel Essentials. I like that class and I think it is important to have it taught well, which I think I can do. I have been teaching those lessons in Relief Society for the last year and a half (and tossing all my notes as I finished each lesson) so I have taught half of the lessons, albeit to a very different audience.

Still, I would love advice from anyone who has taught the class before. I really don’t want to screw it up! My usual style is to discuss; I think it’s kind of crazy for one adult to get up and teach a bunch of co-religionists as if they didn’t have exactly the same knowledge and understanding of the material you did. However, this class is different. I might actually be dispensing information here. How do you balance the content and discussion? Is there anything you did that totally backfired?