Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

August 6, 2007

Welcoming the Contributions of Teacher/Bloggers

I don’t want the summer to pass without a formal welcome and introduction of Mike Morse as an Engaging Faith blogger.

Mike’s contributions thus far (and hopefully through the school year) are most valuable because he is in the classroom day to day.

Mike will soon begin his sixteenth year of teaching in a career that spans from the East Coast to his current position at Bishop Conaty Loretto High School in Los Angeles. Mike teaches courses in Christian Lifestyles, Catholic Morality, and Catholic Christianity and World Religions. Mike has also been a Youth Minister and has taken groups of teens to World Youth Days in Italy, Canada, and the U.S.

We certainly are happy Mike has chosen to contribute to this blog.

We have greater hopes for the Engaging Faith blog as it approaches its one-year anniversary. Very soon, we will be tagging each entry with headings that reflect the courses being taught in high school religion curriculums. We also hope to continue to offer other entries that help teachers connect current events with their courses of study and daily lessons.

We hope that this blog will be a prime source for teachers to turn to supplement their lessons plans with creative ideas shared by their colleagues. These entries will likewise supplement the growing collection of on-line resources offered on the Religious Education portion of the Ave Maria Press website . . . all free of charge.

Mike is the first of what we hope will be more teachers who choose to blog with us. We also use teachers as writers of our online and published resources. (And we pay writers for those projects!). Participating as a blogger is a good start to share your original lesson ideas with a larger audience while also taking a first step into the world of publishing.

The process for getting started is a simple one: contact me and then open up a gmail account. All blog entries can be composed in a word format. It really is easy. And fun!

We hope you’ll think of joining us and sharing your lessons and experiences.

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