Faith that Works

Teaching middle schoolers how to live and practice their faith

Now for part three of the Living Saints Project: what does it look like and how do I grade it? I grade each draft, the costume and the can as homework assignments, and the performance itself using a performance rubric. The week before the performance, the students rehearse, bring in costumes and make their cans. …

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Hopefully you’ve had a chance to read my previous post about the Living Saints project and the background.  Today I am going to share the lesson plans for the initial stages of the project.  I allow one full month from the steps I am sharing today to the final performance day. First each student has …

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A few years ago I was able to attend the yearly conference of the National Catholic Educators Association with a coworker.  After a very eventful series of flights, we arrived in New Orleans exhausted, hot, and without my coworker’s luggage.  We had missed the first day of the conference, which was disappointing, but we hit …

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