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Sunday, September 20, 2020

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...

Holy Spirit Moments

We asked our Catechist Honor Winners: What is your best teaching tip? Many of them remarked on how important it is to stay open to...

“Can I Pray for Narwhals?” – And other favorite survey responses

By the Catechist Staff Top Answers from our Catechist Survey, Spring 2017 Our most recent survey of catechists yielded insightful and entertaining replies. Here are some...

Using Hymn Music

The National Directory for Catechesis (paragraph 37) states that liturgical music "serves a distinct catechetical purpose." ... Our textbooks and other catechetical resources provide songs to...

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,...

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...

A tip from Amazing Catechists

  FROM AMAZING CATECHISTS: If you use a tablet in your classroom, here’s a teaching game you don’t want to miss. This review of the Catholic...

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 —...

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,...