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Beyond the Catechist's Toolbox: Catechesis That Not Only Informs, but Transforms

Beyond the Catechist's Toolbox: Catechesis That Not Only Informs, but Transforms

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by Joe Paprocki
     
 

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 Joe Paprocki, best-selling author of The Catechist’s Toolbox series, has written the first, step-by-step book that demonstrates how to teach a 75-minute catechetical session with practical techniques that expand upon the textbook to create a more prayerful climate in the classroom. Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox enables young people

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 Joe Paprocki, best-selling author of The Catechist’s Toolbox series, has written the first, step-by-step book that demonstrates how to teach a 75-minute catechetical session with practical techniques that expand upon the textbook to create a more prayerful climate in the classroom. Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox enables young people to personally encounter Jesus in prayer, rather than just read about him, in order to become lifelong disciples of Christ. 

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"This book is short and packed with great ideas.  It will encourage DRE and catechists to lead their students closer to Christ through not only informing them but helping them be drawn into an encounter with the living God and long for more."

- William O’Leary, Catechesis in the Third Millennium

"Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox is an excellent resource and, at just 90 pages, a great gift for catechists and Catholic school teachers. I heartily recommend its use in parishes and schools as another way of taking catechesis beyond the school model and back to its evangelizing roots."
- Jonathan F. Sullivan, Director of Catechetical Services, Springfield, IL

"I recommend that every catechist read [Beyond the Catechist's Toolbox] with a prayerful openness and decide which elements he or she can comfortably begin to introduce into their sessions. That could only improve the experience of learning about faith."
- Joyce Donahue, Catechetical Associate, Diocese of Springfield, IL

 "All the ideas in Beyond the Catechist's Toolbox are simple, and the instructions are clear. Though this resource is designed for catechists, it has much to offer to parents and Catholic school teachers as well."
- Carol Blank, WritingWorks

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780829438307
Publisher:
Loyola Press
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Series:
NONE
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
335 KB

Meet the Author


 Joe Paprocki is national consultant for faith formation at Loyola Press. He has 30 years of experience teaching at many different levels and continues to serve as a catechist. Paprocki is a popular speaker and the author of many books, including Living the Mass and A Well-Built Faith

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Beyond the Catechist's Toolbox: Catechesis That Not Only Informs, but Transforms 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CarolBlank More than 1 year ago
Creative catechesis Any director of religious education or catechist who picks up this book already has the spirit Paprocki encourages: “to engage those you teach and help them encounter God’s presence in their lives.” The general how-to takes the form of a 75-minute session to be integrated with texts used in individual parishes. Each religious education class is presented in four main steps: engage (10 minutes), explore (25 minutes), reflect (10 minutes), and respond (10 minutes). The explore step focuses on what Paprocki calls “the big idea,” which has been introduced in the engage step. Prayer, silence, and reading from scripture are the preliminaries. The meat of the lesson is examined by reading from the textbook, an exercise students often find boring. Paprocki starts with a “ball toss” game that takes the anxiety out of reading aloud. For those in fourth grade and above, large amounts of text can be handled through paired interviews, graphic organizers, and clue cards. The author closes his explanation of the explore step with lists of reinforcement activities for primary, intermediate, and junior and senior high school levels. All the ideas in Beyond the Catechist’s Toolbox are simple, and instructions are clear. Though this resource is designed for catechists, it has much to offer to parents and Catholic school teachers as well.