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Step 3. Tools for Teaching
Tools for Teaching offers you practical catechetical skills and concrete strategies that work in real teaching sessions. The author is Alison Berger, with Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC, as the general editor.

The Tools for Teaching section begins with the goal and objectives and a skill to acquire for the session. The text then sets the tone with an optional introductory story or exercise. Part two helps you reflect on the significance of the topic for catechesis. The three sections of material that follow guide you in implementing the objectives, using theory, practical commentary, and examples, plus strategies for different age levels. Also included are questions for personal use and group discussion to help you integrate what you have learned.

Instructions are provided throughout on how to make the most of the various elements, whether you are studying alone or with a group. Read the appropriate section in Tools for Teaching and reflect on the questions before each large group session. This should take about thirty minutes and does not involve any note-taking at this point. The note-taking and sharing will be part of the large group sessions.


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