Be an Amazing Catechist
Lisa Mladinich's Be An Amazing Catechist reads like a Catechesis 101 magazine. Packed with practical suggestions, resources to investigate, and advice drawing upon her classroom experience, this would be a terrific resource for giving to teachers at the beginning of the year or for reflection at any point in their vocation. Lisa writes with humor and assures us:
What this book is not, is the esoteric product of a highly educated, highly trained expert. Based on several years of my own classroom experience and my own and others' reserach, it is more like a field guide - written by one of your own in language you can relate to.
Her tone remains similarly light throughout the booklet, while touching on real-world challenges like determining age-appropriate materials for your students, ways to encourage parent involvement, and classroom discipline. Mladinich emphasizes both children's different learning styles and our own unique approaches to catechesis. Reading this can help you to evaluate where your own strengths lie and encourage you to try new approaches with your students.