Catholic Education Roundup
November is here, and maybe you’re feeling like winter hibernation is a good idea right about now. Cheer up, because it’s time for another roundup of recent blog posts by Catholic educators. It seems like there’s been an explosion of great articles lately. With all the fantastic content out there, I may have missed some good ones, so please leave a comment if you’ve discovered a valuable article recently.
- Jared Dees has a brand new ebook out: The Religion Teacher’s Guide to Lesson Planning. Price: FREE!
- Marc Cardaronella writes about The New Evangelization: “The New Evangelization is less about sending missionaries overseas as it is about re-evangelizing places (like South Louisiana) where Catholicism is supposedly firmly rooted but really isn’t. It’s targeted to cradle Catholics like me…baptized, sacramentalized, but never evangelized.”
- Lacy shows how to make a cute baby Jesus gift.
- Dorian Speed is about to make the switch to WordPress. Good luck! Can’t wait to see the new site.
- Mike McShane lists three advantages Catholic schools have over public schools when it comes to serving poor and minority students:
- They are not controlled by political bodies
- They have a clear sense of mission
- They foster strong communities
- Ann Oro has started a Catholic Education Wiki. Be sure to check it out, join the wiki and add your resources.
- Laura pays tribute to her “mom-mom” and the importance of having someone believe in you.
- Roy Petitfils “goes off” on using music to connect with youth.
- Michael Zalenka reflects on the birth of his first child. Congratulations, Dad and Mom! What a blessing to you and to the world.
- TJ D’Agostino gets philosophical about Catholic education:“Catholic schools are able to embrace a vision of education and a vision of the human person that is broader than a merely economic and political vision. A true education should be oriented towards the formation of the human person towards the fullness of life, towards the good, the true, and the beautiful, towards God. Education, to be full and real, must cultivate children towards the highest calling and the broadest vision of what it means to be human, towards the full realization of the good life. If we neglect the higher purpose and the higher calling of education, it is stunted and breeds a stunted society.”