The Catechist's Toolbox: How to Thrive as a Religious Education Teacher : Skills, Tips, and Practical Advice You Can Use Today
Build up your skills and confidence with the right tools!
Each year, roughly one-third of the more than five hundred thousand volunteer catechists in Catholic parishes are new to the job. Most of these catechists receive little formal training for their work, yet it is vitally important that they know how to prepare a lesson, lead a discussion, supervise children, apply discipline, and help kids grow in the faith.
The Catechist's Toolbox is an invaluable collection of methodologies, techniques, and tips that provide on-the-job training for any new catechist. Master teacher Joe Paprocki shares the wisdom he has gleaned in two decades as a catechist, religious educator, and high school teacher. Employing the metaphor of a homeowner's toolbox, Paprocki explains what every catechist must know and do to develop the skills he or she will need in order to thrive as a religion teacher for many years to come.
In addition to the wealth of suggestions in The Catechist's Toolbox, readers can get specific answers to their questions about catechesis and other faith-related topics by visiting Joe's blog, Catechist's Journey, atwww.catechistsjourney.com.
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