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Catholic Doctrine This is Our FaithThis is the Faith of the Church
Catholic Identity• Distinct, unique dimensions of the Catholic school that express its Catholicity• Expressed through worship, service, community, and/or faith symbols
Theologians“What makes a Catholic school Catholic?1. Belief in the Christian faith in loyalty to the Scripture and to the tradition of the Church as proclaimed by the Magisterium2. Being an active part of God’s beloved people3. Being bound in familial ties with Catholics throughout the world4. Believing that God is active in both the Church and throughout the world - Hunt, Joseph, & Nuzzi (Eds.)
Educators“What makes a Catholic school Catholic?” 1. Committed to tradition 2. Belief in basic goodness of people 3. Sense of sacramentality 4. Communal emphasis 5. Appreciation of learning 6. Committed to justice 7. Committed to individual personhood - Hunt, Joseph, & Nuzzi (Eds.)
EducatorsCatholic Teacher IdentityTeachers are committed to: Community building Lifelong spiritual growth Lifelong professional development Students’ spiritual formation Students’ human development - Shimabukuro
Educators Catholic Teacher IdentityTeachers are ministers of faith: Teaching Catholic Doctrine Practicing Catholic beliefs Participating in Church community - Jacobs
Bishops“What makes a Catholic school Catholic?”1. Witness of the faculty2. Focus on the teachings of Jesus3. Universal call to holiness4. Participation in the sacramental life of the Church - Hunt, Joseph, & Nuzzi (Eds.)
Bishops Code of Canon LawA school can call itself Catholic withthe consent of the Bishop.The Catholic school has a juridicalrelationship with the Bishop.
BishopsThe Catholic school is defined as:A community of persons gathered for thepurpose of learning secular and religiousmatters all in affiliation with Churchdoctrines.Connected to the broader mission of theChurch.An essential part of the Church’s ministry.
BishopsEssential “Marks” of a Catholic school 1. Formation of the whole person 2. Christ the “one foundation” 3. Community of faith 4. Curriculum guided by the Gospels 5. Vital role of teachers - Archbishop J. Michael Miller, C.S.B. www.catholiceducation.org/articles/education/ed0269.html
BishopsCatholic School Identity“Catholic schools play a critical role inthe Church’s duty to model the personof Jesus Christ, to teach the Gospel,and evangelize our cultures.” - Archbishop Wilton Gregory
Mission•Describes the purpose of the school• Provides a reason for its existence
Learning / Teaching Styles•Auditory – Learn through listening•Visual – Learn through seeing•Kinesthetic – Learn through moving, doing, and touching
Multiple Intelligences•Verbal-linguistic “word smart”Connect whatever you are teaching with words andsentences.•Logical-mathematical “number/reasoningsmart”Connect your lesson with numbers and logic.
Multiple Intelligences•Visual-spatial “picture smart”Connect your lesson with pictures or videos.•Bodily-kinesthetic “body smart”Connect your teaching with physical activity.
Multiple Intelligences•Rhythmical-musical “music smart”Sing about the lesson or listen to music.•Interpersonal “people smart”Make the lesson a more social experience.
Multiple Intelligences•Intrapersonal “self smart”Allow time for reflection.•Naturalist “nature smart”Provide some experience of the natural world.