10 Tips for Maintaining Discipline—Free Downloads

10 tips for maintaining discipline

Volunteer catechists come to a new year of faith formation with enthusiasm, excitement, and a love for God, the Catholic faith, and children. But often they also come with apprehension because they have had little to no training in classroom management—things like what to do when the children won’t stop talking or when they interrupt the flow of the lesson in other ways.

No catechist should panic, because this month we’re offering 10 Tips for Maintaining Discipline.

The tips complement formal, in-person catechist development opportunities and can be used to spark discussion among a group of catechists, with two convenient formats—a printable tip sheet (PDF) and an audio file.

Fill out the below form to receive the free PDF and audio file with field-tested suggestions for how to remove any obstacles from an effective learning experience. Whether you work with little ones or adolescents, these hints will make the classroom environment more enjoyable for everyone in the room.

About Joe Paprocki 2745 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

7 Comments on 10 Tips for Maintaining Discipline—Free Downloads

  1. I would love to view this pdf however when I hit the download button I get an error message “this webpage has a redirect loop” Can you offer any help?

  2. I am not fimiliar with PDF’s especially downloading, so I would appreciate an email, on the 10 Tips on maintaining Discipline. I am from old school. Starting back into ministry as a Catechist I need help.

    • All you have to do is fill out the brief form with your e-mail address above, and an e-mail will be sent to you with download links.

      Catechist’s Journey Editor

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