Item description for The Catechist's Toolbox: How to Thrive as a Religious Education Teacher by Joe Paprocki & Doug Hall...
Overview Written specifically for any catechist who is new to the job or has never had any formal training, The Catechist's Toolbox features an invaluable collection of catechetical tips, techniques, methodologies, and advice. Throughout the book, master teacher Joe Paprocki shares the wisdom he has gleaned in two decades as a catechist, high school teacher, and religious educator. Employing the metaphor of a homeowner's toolbox, Paprocki explains how a new catechist is like a do-it-yourself builder who needs the right collection of tools to do the job; he then explains what the tools are, what they can do, and how to use them skillfully and effectively.
Publishers Description The Catechist's Toolbox is an invaluable collection of techniques, tips, methodologies, and advice for all inexperienced catechists who must learn on the job. Employing the metaphor of a homeowner's toolbox, Paprocki explains how a new catechist is like a do-it-yourself builder who needs the right collection of tools to do the job; throughout the book Paprocki explains what the tools are, what they can do, and how to use them effectively and skillfully.
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Studio: Loyola Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.97" Width: 7.12" Height: 0.37" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Loyola Press
ISBN 0829424512 ISBN13 9780829424515
Availability 0 units.
More About Joe Paprocki & Doug Hall
Joe Paprocki is national consultant for faith formation at Loyola Press. He has 30 years of experience teaching at many different levels and continues to serve as a catechist. Paprocki is a popular speaker and the author of many books, including Living the Mass and A Well-Built Faith.
Joe Paprocki currently resides in Evergreen Park, in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Catechist's Toolbox: How to Thrive As a Religion Education Teacher?
Superb Catechist Guide Jan 7, 2008
If you are a Catechist this is a must - best detailed guide how how to plan and conduct a class. Drawing on experience and talent, Joe provides many invaluable tips, hints, and suggestions. He will make you a better catechist. You will use this book everyday and find yourself carrying it with you as your most valuable reference.
Pretty basic info, nothing too special Sep 24, 2007
I had high hopes for this book, put out by Loyola Press (which has come out with some really amazing resources in the past couple years), but was a bit disappointed with this book's overly simplified techniques and broad statements that lacked a practical punch.
While some of the information was good, I think its fair to say that its just organized common sense. I was looking for some practical ideas of how to present religious education topics in a creative and effective manner, and instead got a lot of lists of possible art projects (with no explanation) and generalizations. Rather than being a toolbox to help tighten a leaky faucet of catechetical problems, this book tends to just give you the number of the plumber and leave the rest up to you.