Some catechists give “homework” to their students and have success in getting them to complete it. This does not appear to be the culture in the parish I’m at. Things sent home with the kids tend to disappear into a black hole. I know that we’ve struggled with getting kids to bring their books to class (normally we keep their text books at the parish but we experimented with sending home their Confirmation books…only about 70% remembered to bring them the following week).
So I’m wondering: do you give homework in your religious education classes? Do your students complete homework and bring it back? if so, what is your secret? Finally, is giving homework in religious education a good idea?