Faith that Works

Teaching middle schoolers how to live and practice their faith

This year’s back to school plans are looking very different for teachers, students and families all over the country, and while the plan at my school is to go back face to face in a few weeks, many schools are looking at beginning the year online. Catholic schools are scrambling to make plans to remain …

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Our annual middle school retreat was a huge success! While I have so many amazing things to share about it, first I wanted to post the talk I gave on St. Therese’s little way of holiness. She was the patron and theme for our day and it was such a wonderful time of prayer, sharing …

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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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