Summer a time to reflect, relax, recharge, recommit.
As catechists/ teachers we should always be on the look out for new ideas to bring to our students.
but first….after a successful year…. its time to reflect….
reflect on and make a list of:
what went well
what did not go well
what you will keep
what you will let go
(perhaps that’s a good idea whether we are teachers or not!)
the summer is only 3 months long
as teachers we need to give ourselves a few weeks to
not think about students…and teaching…
Then after a few weeks of relaxing its time to: recharge
look at your reflection list
make a mental note of the things on the list that went well
think about how to use them in the coming year to touch the hearts of new students
read some bible passages, read some prayers, and pray for God to guide you as you become ready to begin again.
make the decision that what you do is important
make the decision that you will once again
give of your time and talent
to teach the word of God
doing your best to bring the Gospel to your students.
remember your job(paid or not)
is to bring Christ to the people you meet, in the classroom and out in the world
bring God’s love to all and then send them to do the same