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Thursday, July 9, 2020

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 —...

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...

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...

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...

What’s your best teaching tip? 2018 Catechist Honors winners respond

What’s your best teaching tip?  A catechist must understand who their audience is, and adapt the presentation to ensure the message is understood as intended....

Tips from Around the Web

  FROM THE RELIGION TEACHER: Middle and high school students ought to know about the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This lesson plan teaches them what...

Tips: Share and learn from faithful catechists

April-May 2017 As a 2nd grade catechist I have found that it is so important to be prepared and have everything ready for each...

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...

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...