Create a welcoming learning environment in your parish or school with “an attitude that aims to receive and treat everyone in the same warm, friendly, and generous way” (Charleen Katra). Download a free poster of 20 best practices excerpted from The Adaptive Teacher: Faith-Based Strategies to Reach and Teach Learners with Disabilities by John E. Barone and Charleen Katra.
Post this in the faculty lounge or another gathering space to remind teachers and catechists of your shared commitment to fostering a welcoming environment. Or print copies for everyone to discuss at a catechists meeting.
Every person is a beloved child of God, so let’s show our respect from the start by creating welcoming environments that lead to positive encounters.