Barbara Anne Radtke
I have a basic toolkit for household maintenance. Every once in a while, I take everything out, clean up the tools and discard old packaging of items I needed to complete a project. I am just making sure that my toolkit is in tiptop shape the next time I need to do a repair or launch into a new project.
Teachers usually have a toolkit, too. It’s packed with go-to resources, reliable pedagogical strategies, approaches to curricular plans, new things we’d like to try. If you are a newly hired religion teacher preparing to teach for the first time or if you are an experienced teacher who wants to reflect on your classroom practices, maybe it’s a good time to take an intentional look at your toolkit for teaching religion.
Boston College’s Summer at STM has a convenient, one–week evening experience for credit or audit, designed for those who teach adolescents religion in Catholic secondary schools. Guided by Dr. Cynthia Cameron, an experienced secondary educator, those engaged in teaching religion in high school have an opportunity to explore the craft of teaching theology together.
For more details, see the profile for The Craft of Teaching Theology: A Pedagogical Toolkit for the High School Teacher