Teaching Jr High & High School Youth – What’s Your Advice?

Here’s what Bernie has to say about teaching junior high and high school youth:

I am starting my sixth year of teaching 7th graders and last year I was surprised to realize how much my students enjoyed a bit of quiet time to encounter God. With their heavy schedules of school, sports, choir, and other extra curriculars, some of these children are constantly on the run. Towards the end of class, I tried to incorporate a guided reflection into most of our lessons and when I missed a week, the children were asking where their reflection was. I am very grateful that our text from Loyola Press offers some guided reflections and also have used some that Joe has provided in this blog.

What’s your advice? I’m collecting the wisdom of veteran catechists and will be including the best of the best in my Webinar “Getting Started as a Catechist – Teaching Junior High and High School Youth” on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at 7:00 PM (CT)

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at many different levels. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller The Catechist’s Toolbox and Under the Influence of Jesus.

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