Faith that Works

Teaching middle schoolers how to live and practice their faith

As part of our accreditation process, the staff at our school has spent a lot of time over the last year talking about our school culture.  We agreed that there were many ways we were promoting the culture we wanted at our school, but also some ways we were falling short.  As a result of …

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Happy August all! As you read this, I am spending some amazing time in one of my favorite places in the whole whole: the Jersey Shore. But as I relax and spend some much needed time with my family before heading back into the day to day work of a classroom teacher, I am trying …

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This post stems from one of my worst failures as a religion teacher.  At the end of every school mass, our principal directs the community to “turn towards the tabernacle” and we all genuflect together.  I like this teaching method of his for several reasons: as a community we all reverence the Blessed Sacrament together; …

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I love retreats.  I love going on retreats, although it can be a little difficult in the rural area where I live and teach.  I love helping on retreats- especially in the planning and behind the scenes work.  But there is something truly special about exposing someone else to their first ever experience of a …

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