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About the Author

Jennifer Fitz is a catechist, writer, and homeschool mom of four.  Jennifer manages for the Catholic Writers Guild blog, and writes for AmazingCatechists.com,  CatholicMom.com, and on her personal blog, jenniferfitz.wordpress.com. She’s written for Mater et Magistra magazine, and completed numerous in-house writing projects as an instructor and business professional. She has her MBA and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of South Carolina.

Jennifer Fitz haestado enseñando y escribiendo desde la mitad de los noventa, pero nunca habíasabido lo que era el miedo hasta que cruzó las puertas de un salón de EducaciónReligiosa de quinto grado. Para consuelo de todos, dominar el caos de un salónde clases no requiere de un talento natural, sino solo entrenamiento ypráctica. En este libro, Jennifer explica las técnicas para manejar ladisciplina en clase y da una serie de consejos y trucos que cualquiera puede llegara dominar. Puedes leer sus escritos en AmazingCathechists.com, CatholicMom.com,NewEvangelizers.com y en su blog personal, JenniferFitz.wordpress.com

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Liguori (August 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764822349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764822346
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,023,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Liguori Publications has recently published Classroom Management for Catechists by fellow South Carolina catechist Jennifer Fitz. I received a review copy which I have now thoroughly marked up. I've been catechizing since 1998, so I have lots opinions about running a classroom, and love to compare them to what other catechists think. Here are some of my observations on a chapter-by-chapter basis (but not necessarily using each chapter’s title):

1. Your World as a Catechist

You're a volunteer and an amateur. Yikes! Angst! No! Don't be afraid; and don't forget why you're a catechist. You know- "because you want to share Christ with your students." Umm...yes! That pretty well covers it. And being a volunteer amateur gives you a lot of discretion as to how you'll teach. You know about the Holy Spirit and the charism business, right? You got some gifts, so figure out what they are and then use 'em.

2. The Elements of Discipline

Oh yeah- just say it out loud: DISCIPLINE. 'Cause if the little pagans don't behave, there won't be much Christ-sharing going on. Right away Jen notes that "vague admonitions...don't really mean much," and proceeds with "The Six E's." I won't cover all of them, but then that's why there is this book.

Set an Example: I do set an example, but hadn't quite put it in these pithy terms: "This is how Christians behave; this is how you should behave." But mos def the kids will never take class more seriously than you do. So act and look serious.

Environment: Uh-oh. There's a ton of stuff in here which I think applies more to littl'uns than the proto-teenagers I have in 6th-grade. But I do follow this advice: "Remove Temptations.
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If you are facing down another year of volunteering with your parish religious education program, and you're shaking in your boots, you know what you need? You need this book. I've been working in religious ed and youth ministry off and on since 1995. I wish I'd had Classroom Management for Catechists when I'd started. It would have saved me a lot of time and heartache, trying to balance all that it takes to have an effective classroom where the love of Christ is shared in an engaging but disciplined way. If you're just starting out, I especially recommend this handy little book to you. If you're a DRE, order in bulk and give a copy to your catechists and volunteers. Classroom Management is a sweet, quick read that will not waste a second of your time. It's full of practical tips delivered with warmth, humor, humility, and encouragement from a catechist who learned the hard way and is trying to spare you all that drama. Thank you, Jennifer Fitz!
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It is a challenging task for catechists (most of whom are volunteers and amateurs) to keep young people engaged, occupied and learning. "Classroom Management for Catechists" by Jennifer Fitz is a concise, practical and easy-to-read resource. Discipline strategies, solutions for challenging situations and a sample classroom routine all make this book an especially useful resource for new catechists, but experienced catechists will also find it helpful. Highly recommend!
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I don't know that the information was earth shattering, but it was certainly very helpful. I just started teaching CCD and I can truly say that I had no idea what I was in for. Having the ability to teach means nothing if you can't manage a classroom. I teach 8th graders, and was just kind of "thrown in" without much warning for what to expect. The only thing that will keep kids in line (and they will test the line very aggressively) is you. Classroom management is a skill, and an essential skill that has to be learned (very few just naturally have "it") if you want to actually teach these kids something.
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I finally got a chance to read this! Jen, it's fantastic! And, it's just what this catechist needed on this Wednesday evening before facing the group of rambunctious third graders.
For those of you just getting a handle on teaching CCD, Sunday School, Religious Ed, whatever your parish calls it, this book is really a very good starting point for the essential how-to's. No, it's not a detailed manual. No, it's not the equivalent of the college level Classroom Management course. It's not supposed to be, and for a very good reason: because there's as good a chance as not that if you're teaching CCD, your qualification is that you want to help, and at least kinda like kids, and like church. And if that's you (or your catechist roster) then this book will get you and your volunteer staff heading in the right direction.
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