I thought it would be fun for us to make some catechetical New Year’s resolutions as we begin 2014! Mine is to incorporate more Catholic Social Teaching into my lessons.
Here are some suggestions:
- devote more attention to lesson planning
- improve at handling discipline
- deepen my own knowledge of the Catholic faith
- incorporate more prayer into my sessions
- learn how to lead guided reflections
- use more technology in the classroom
- read/study the Catechism of the Catholic Church
- read Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter Evangelii Gaudium or other Church documents
- arrive earlier to set up my room for lessons
- pay more attention to my learning environment
- incorporate more crafts into my lessons
- put together (or improve) a prayer center for my learning environment
- develop my own prayer life
- incorporate a wider variety of learning activities in my lessons
- use more music in my sessions
- learn more about special needs children
- take time to thoroughly review a catechetical program like Finding God or Christ Our Life
- Take to heart (memorize) some traditional Catholic prayers and/or formulas of our faith
- learn to pray the Liturgy of the Hours
- deepen my knowledge of the Bible
- devote time in my lessons to better understand the upcoming Sunday’s Scripture readings
- move around more when I teach
- incorporate more Catholic Social Teaching in my lessons
- pay more attention to my facial expression, voice, and body language
- incorporate assessment into my lessons
- learn to laugh at myself a bit more!
- what else?
I liked the new year Catechetical Resolutions. Our faith is composed of so many parts! It’s a challenge teaching about it.