The Spirituality of Teaching
Teaching is a vocation. All educators were called to be so by God Himself. This talk is the gateway toward your understanding of this vocation. It explores the theological and philosophical ramifications of your life as a teacher and provides you with an examination of conscience to see how well you are achieving spiritual success (and the joy that comes with it) as a teacher.
Catholic Classroom Management
One of the biggest problems teachers face throughout their careers, especially in the beginning, is their philosophy behind discipline and behavior management. This talk lays a step-by-step foundation on how to treat your students based on the timeless methods of St. John the Baptist De La Salle, St. John Bosco and grounded in the truth of the Catholic Church. It is a must-have for all teachers with 10 years or less experience.
A Teacher’s Retreat
This talk takes you through the Meditations for the Time of Retreat of St. John the Baptist De La Salle and combines them with pop-culture movie characters that best represent the central virtues of each meditation. Be prepared to laugh a little and think a lot about your experiences in teaching. Regardless if this is your first year or if you are a veteran instructor, this talk will give you a breath of fresh air and a much needed motivational message for those moments when teaching gets tough.
The Education Saints
In the letter to the Hebrews we read “We are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses” (Heb. 12:1a). Who better to talk about the best practices in Education than the best practitioners of Education the Church has known: the Education Saints? This talk examines the Saints who were masters in the educational domains of spirituality, content, management and delivery. It leaves the audience with the zeal needed to produce fruit for the Kingdom through their roles as educators.
The Dominican Spirituality for Teachers
St. Dominic, Founder of the Order of Preachers, made certain that his religious order would be grounded in the pillars of prayer, community, study and mission. This talk explores the link between preaching and teaching and brings the four pillars of the Dominican Spirituality into the forefront of your instruction.
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