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Get Ready…Go Out

As we are about to start a new year it’s important that all teachers recognize some important things about their students Growth: they have grown from last year, regardless of what grade they are in and whether or not they … Continue reading

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Remember the Ants

Recently I had the opportunity to sit in on a middle school “The Edge” religious education program. The discussion “The Incarnation of Jesus”  In other words “God Becoming Man” This concept is a considered a mystery of faith we don’t … Continue reading

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Let us Break Bread together on our knees….

As a kid I used to think this song meant we were breaking a big loaf of bread by pushing it over our knee while we were sitting. that idea is very telling of the problem with many religious education … Continue reading

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Two Simple Rules: for the classroom…for life.

Be kind. Be Safe.   I’ve seen classroom rules that are pages long created to cover every situation when in reality two rules will do. Be kind. Be Safe. So on the first day of class we talk about expectations … Continue reading

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How Pinterest can help you be a better catechist

  whoa wait there’s too much information there!!!! won’t I get lost? yeah if all you do is type in “religious Ed” you’ll probably get lost so make a plan typically you’ll know what: lessons you are teaching bible stories you … Continue reading

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Bible Stories for kids and adults to

Stories, whether online as a video or you reading from a book.should stay short…. no more than 10 minutes   Noahs Ark Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego Jesus walks on water the last supper   I found this youtube page https://www.youtube.com/user/TheChurchatPromenade/videosContinue reading

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Who were the Saints?

On the internet and in books, lists of saints abound when we say or  sing them all in a row it is a litany of saints What are Saints or perhaps more appropriately who were the saints? How does one … Continue reading

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The 3 R’s of Religious Education, and I’m not talking Reading, Writing and arithmatic

In talking with other Catechists and after spending over 20 years teaching sunday school and religious education type classes I have found at least when teaching my first graders there are three things to always have in the back of … Continue reading

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