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Monday, May 17, 2021

Your Space: Open with WELCOME

The learning area needs to express warmth and welcome to your students. Here is an idea for how to decorate and arrange your learning space and prayer table for September.

Getting Class Started: From Chatter to Lesson

LEE DANESCO You can direct pre-class enthusiasm into the faith-sharing experience of the day through activity. Here are some creative ways to move from chatter...

“Flipped” Catechesis

An app that helps parents and catechists stay in touch SARA JONCKHEERE In 2017 the Archbishop of Detroit, Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, issued his pastoral...

It’s OK to Put Down the Phone — honoring silence

Breaking the Addiction to Technology Within Catechesis MICHAEL ST. PIERRE I can still remember the Confirmation class I taught years ago. There I was, with 15...

Your Space: The Waters of Baptism

The learning area needs to inspire and engage your students. Here is an idea for how to decorate and arrange your learning space and prayer table with a Baptism theme.

Your Space: In the Desert with Jesus

The learning area needs to inspire and engage your students. Here is an idea for how to decorate and arrange your learning space and prayer table for Lent.

More Than Math!

How Catechists Teach Differently Than Any Other Kind of Teacher Jared Dees When I first started out as a religious educator, I used to be envious...

Make Room for Parents

Sadly, parents are often overwhelmed with demands. As a result, many parents rely solely on parish programs for their children's religious education.

ICE: Making Every Minute Count

In 1785, the poet Robert Burns wrote "To a Mouse," a poem that inadvertently tells us something about the reality of being a catechist. Burns said, "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." In other words, no matter how well thought-out your lesson plan is, be prepared. Expect the unexpected. Have a Plan B. Make every minute count.

Your Space: Called to Be Saints

The learning area needs to inspire and engage your students. Here is an idea for how to decorate and arrange your learning space and prayer table for October.