The Catechist's Toolbox: by Barbara Johnson
Author: Joe Paprocki
|Each year, roughly one-third of the more than five hundred thousand volunteer catechists in Catholic parishes are new to the job; they come with little formal training for their work and are essentially students themselves, quickly needing to learn how to prepare a lesson, lead a discussion, supervise children, apply discipline, and help kids grow in their faith.|
The Catechistís Toolbox is an invaluable collection of techniques, tips, methodologies, and advice for all inexperienced catechists who must learn on the job. 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 homeownerís 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; throughout the book, Paprocki explains what the tools are, what they can do, and how to use them skillfully and effectively.
The Catechistís Toolbox provides first-time catechists with invaluable on-the-job training that will help them feel at home in their new role and will ultimately allow them to thrive as a religion teacher.
In addition to the wealth of suggestions in The Catechist's Toolbox, readers can get answers to their questions about catechesis and other faith-related topics by visiting Joe's blog, Catechist's Journey, at www.catechistsjourney.com.
Features: Illustrated, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 0.36" H x 8.92" L x 7.14" W (0.55 lbs) 136 pages
Publisher: Loyola Press
US SRP: 9.95 US
Pub Date: August 2007
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Joe Paprocki has been a catechetical leader and religious educator in the Chicago area for more than twenty years. His books include God's Library and Living the Mass (Loyola Press). He is the associate director of catechetical services at Loyola Press in Chicago.
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