The Catechist's Toolbox: How to Thrive as a Religious Education Teacher : Skills, Tips, and Practical Advice You Can Use Today (Google eBook)

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Loyola Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Religion - 136 pages
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Written specifically for any catechist who is new to the job or has never had any formal training, The Catechist's Toolbox features an invaluable collection of catechetical tips, techniques, methodologies, and advice. Throughout the book, master teacher Joe Paprocki shares the wisdom he has gleaned in two decades as a catechist, high school teacher, and religious educator. Employing the metaphor of a homeowner's toolbox, Paprocki explains how a new catechist is like a do-it-yourself builder who needs the right collection of tools to do the job; he then explains what the tools are, what they can do, and how to use them skillfully and effectively.
  

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User Review  - Shelly - Goodreads

I found this book to be very informative with a lot of great tips. I would definitely recommend this to any catechist, even if you have been teaching for many years. I thought it was set out in a very useful format. Read full review

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User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

This book is just as much a crash course of education in general as it is in a Catholic context. Read full review

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Contents

Shoptalk The Language of Catechesis
xiii
Blueprints Planning and preparation
xix
Socket and Wrench Set Finding Activities That Fit
3
Color Charts Selecting Learning Activities
7
Different Types of Wood Adapting to Learning Styles Special Needs and Diversity
15
Drop Cloths Preparing for Things That Can Go Wrong
25
Applying Primer Preparing the Learning Environment
33
Spotlights Shifting the Focus onto Learners
41
Instruction Manuals Using Textbooks and Catechist Manuals
79
Samples and Illustrations Looking to the Bible for vision
85
Power Tools Using Technology
91
Scrapers Using Questions to Get beneath the Surface
99
Tape Measures Assessing progress
105
Apprenticeship Teaching and Learning by Doing
113
Looking for Results
121
A Guided Reflection
122

Extension Cords Plugging into the Power of Prayer
47
Sandpaper Smoothing Out Discipline problems
61
Furniture polish Polishing Your Technique
71
Reliable Catholic Web Sites
124
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Page 2 - Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.
Page 6 - All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables. He spoke to them only in parables, to fulfill what had been said through the prophet: I will open my mouth in parables, I will announce what has lain hidden from the foundation of the world.
Page 2 - Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock.

About the author (2007)

Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at the high school, college, and general-adult levels. He is the author of several books, including the best sellers The Catechist's Toolbox and A Well-Built Faith. Joe, who is currently an eighth-grade catechist, blogs about his catechetical experiences at www.catechistsjourney.com.

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