You are welcome to use this Catholic Schools Week prayer in any school promotional materials, prayer services, school newsletters, emails, or webpages. Please cite the prayer with a link back to this website: www.thereligionteacher.com. Almighty Father, You sent forth your Son as a beacon of hope for all people. As Teacher, he has given us [...]
The 2012 Catholic Schools Week theme is “Faith. Academics. Service.” I’m happy to welcome another excellent collection of ideas and activities from two master teachers and employees of the Alliance for Catholic Education, Jennifer Dees and Meghann (Robinson) Kirzeder. They have come up with some amazing ideas that should be useful for an entire school, [...]
Prayer before class starts is usually a crucial part of every religion teacher’s lesson plan. I included it by default on the lesson planning templates I created to support The Religion Teacher’s Guide to Lesson Planning. Use the tips below to help you remember to pray before every class session and to offer creative opportunities [...]
Looking for ways to foster meaningful prayer experiences in your religious education classes? Try assembling students as prayer partners for a quarter, semester, year, or month. The more ownership you can give students over their faith and prayer lives, the more they will learn about themselves, God, and others.
Before you decide what to give up for Lent this year, I want you to consider something very important. Don’t forget Easter. Easter is the end of Lent. Easter gives meaning to Lent, indeed to time itself. Easter celebrates the greatest joy known to man: new life! Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ and [...]