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Friday, May 24, 2024

Tip of the Month: Classroom Management

Jennifer Fitz is a catechist and a writer and her book, Classroom Management for Catechists is highly recommended. Need some instant tips? Her free downloadable...

The Main Thing

The Main Thing When I write my own lesson plans, I always write "Main Thing" at the beginning and the end of the page. What do...

Prayer for Families: February, a month dedicated to the Holy Family

During the month of February dedicated to the Holy Family, and particularly on St. Valentine's Day, let us pray for an increase of true,...

Explaining Baptism and Confirmation

One of the traditional images of the church is that of the ark. In this model, the goal is to get everyone on board,...

Class Act: Helping children develop a sense of the sacred

KATE RISTOW Encourage your students to reflect on the events in their lives — the things they see, the people they meet, their experiences —...

Dealing with Serious Problems within Students’ Families

If you encounter serious problems, don't try to handle them yourself. Alcoholism, child abuse, drug addiction, and other problems may be present in the...

Be Still

CONSIDER: We are not called simply to be catechists teaching our faith; we are called to be witnesses of the loving presence of Christ, to...

Pray at each class meeting!

There are so many traditional Catholic prayers that young people need to know, so that's very important to include them in your class meetings. But...

Using Hymn Music

Our textbooks and other catechetical resources provide songs to teach or reinforce lesson. We sing songs to build community and have fun. We can...

More tips from 2018 Catechist Honors Winners

What’s your best teaching tip? We are a faith that is filled with stories. Use real-life experiences of your own, your family and friends, and...