Monday, December 20, 2010

Vitamin TMB - The Evolution of Object Lessons

The concept of Teaching Moment Boosters was born in Holladay, Utah in 1996.  Rosie and I were just called to be the Ward Teacher Development Leaders.  We planned our first quarterly meeting and were inspired, I believe, to pass out little plastic file boxes with object lessons collected from our teachers and other quick teaching ideas arranged on 3x5”cards.  Jay Todd, then managing editor of the Ensign Magazine heard about the idea and encouraged an article which ran a year later.   (Object Lessons That Motivate  by Jon Robert Howe,  Ensign, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Oct. 1997, Page 70.) We developed an ongoing  fireside-style  TMB Meaningful Pursuit “Game”, an e-mail harvesting campaign, the Vitamin TMB blog, and publication of  family “game” cards-- and on I-Pad, I-Phones and Data base software.   

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