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Classroom Management for Catechists Paperback – August 1, 2013
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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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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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"Classroom Management for Catechists" is proof that great things come in small packages.
As a new catechist, I had been given a curriculum and lots of... Read more
The book has many great ideas to help manage your class and make the lessons fun. We have been using some of the information to help us change the lessons to make them more real... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Melissa
This book was recommended by my DRE. It contained some terrific ideas.Published on August 25, 2014 by junge85
Classroom Management for Catechists, by Jennifer Fitz
Jennifer Fitz has incorporated the fruits of her experience, energy, research and organizational skills within a... Read more