Video Tutorial: Selecting Teaching Strategies and Activities – Step 4

This is the final video in support of The Religion Teacher’s Guide to Lesson Planning, the free ebook available here at The Religion Teacher. In these two video tutorials I provide a framework for choosing teaching strategies and activities. The core of this framework is the acronym, PROCESS.

I like to think of learning as a process. We start with certain knowledge, we are introduced to new concepts, and then we organize the new information into what we already know. Occasionally, we are given the opportunity to think critically or apply what we have learned. In an educational setting we are usually assessed to ensure this process has taken place.Lesson Planning Guide Cover

The Learning PROCESS

P—Prior Knowledge
R—Receive New Information
O—Organize the New Information with the Prior Knowledge
C—Clarification and Critical Thinking

Don’t forget that all of the resources mentioned in these videos can be found at the Resource page for The Religion Teacher’s Guide to Lesson Planning. The SQ3R handout mentioned in the video can be found at the Graphic Organizers page.

Video: Selecting Teaching Strategies (Part 1)

Video: Selecting Teaching Strategies (Part 2)


The Guide to Lesson Planning Video Series:

  1. Step 1: Lesson Preparation
  2. Step 2: Creating Lesson Objectives
  3. Step 3: Determine the Lesson Assessment
  4. Step 4: Selecting Teaching Strategies and Activities

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About Jared Dees

Jared Dees is the creator of The Religion Teacher. He is the Content Marketing Manager at Ave Maria Press and the author of 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator, To Heal, Proclaim, and Teach, and Praying the Angelus.


  1. I have enjoyed watching your videos. At present I’m attending a “Train the Trainer” course after which I hope to be in a position to help my neighbours improve on their computer skills. As with all teaching/training very similar skills are called for. I hope to improve whatever talent is it that I’ve got with God’s help!
    Thanks once again and keep up the good work.
    Gratefully yours
    Fergus Murrihy

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