Topics you will find on this blog:

In the News – turn current events into teachable moments.

Lesson Plans – stumped for this week? Find yourself some lesson plans that you can adapt for your own use here.

Prayers – don’t forget to pray! Here you’ll find prayers that you can use with your students.

Professional Development – find some of the latest opportunities for professional development: conferences, speakers, and online distance learning opportunities.

Reviewing the Research – the National Director for Catechesis points out that “only a few [Catholic colleges and universities] have departments of catechetics, and still fewer offer graduate degrees in catechetics.” (NDC, 55) Although the research is limited, these posts will present recent research in the fields of catechetics, religious education, theology, moral education, and educational psychology.

Resources on the Web – the internet does not lack resources for religion teachers and catechists to use, but finding good resources can be a challenge. These posts will reveal and review some of the best resources on the web.

Thinking Outside the Box Office – movies do not always speak for themselves. Look for ways to integrate movies into your religion lesson plans.

Tough Questions – kids ask some of the most profound questions. Here you can find some tough answers, teachable explanations, and some references for further reading on the topic.

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