Round the corner, summer down time

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.

And finally


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



About ellasurreau

I am a first grade religious education catechist I have been teaching for 20 years I have a BA in Religious Studies I have continued taking classes in religious studies since graduating. I grew up Methodist, and became catholic after marrying.
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