Faith that Works

Teaching middle schoolers how to live and practice their faith

In planning Catholic Schools Week with my students, there’s a moment each year that warms my heart. Two years ago, when planning this day, one student suggested that the whole day be about saints, because they were the ultimate success story. I can’t really top that, so here are four ideas for the theme succeed. …

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One of the amazing things about Catholic education is the way that students are asked to lead. At our school, from kindergarten on, students are given the chance to read and sing in front of the whole school at prayer services, masses, Christmas programs, concerts and more. They are asked to think critically about problems …

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For the past few years our school has focused on the four word theme for Catholic Schools Week: Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed. The 8th grade students planned activities and events for each of the four days we were in school during the week and matched the free dress themes to each of the words. I …

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Coming back to school after Christmas always means one thing in my 8th grade religion class: time to start planning Catholic Schools Week. Each year the 8th grade classes plan and prepare all the activities for the school during Catholic Schools Week, which this year is from January 27th to January 31st. Our school approaches …

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I was fortunate to work with Jane for ten years. Her dedication to her students and her commitment to being a life-long learner are inspiring. I miss working with her for many reasons, but just one of them is her ability to troubleshoot any weird problem with our school’s outdated technology. Here’s why she teaches …

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