Nurturing Excellence: Exploring Whole-Child Education in U.S. Catholic Schools

The Whole Child Education Playbook for Catholic schools encompasses not only the latest research in demonstrating the interconnectedness of our social, emotional and cognitive development, but the physical needs of our students, and the spiritual longing for meaning, purpose, values and belief.

Teaching Faith Across the Grade 6-12 Curriculum and Programs: Middle School Sports Programs

NSBECS Benchmark 9.3 states, “Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities provide opportunities outside the classroom for each student to further identify and develop gifts and talents and to enhance creative, aesthetic, social/emotional, physical, and spiritual capabilities.” It seems to me that we have work to do together to align our school-sponsored sports programs with this benchmark of best practice for Catholic schools.

Shaping the Catholic School Difference: Embracing Christ’s Love

Throughout my two decades as an educator in Catholic schools, the question that I have been asked most frequently is, “What is the Catholic school difference?” I must confess that my response to this inquiry has evolved over the years, given my various roles within Catholic education. However, one constant in my answer remains unchanged: […]

Teaching Faith Across the Grade 6-12 Curriculum and Programs: Math

Written by Father Tom Simonds, S.J., NCEA Director of Secondary Engagement [email protected] Teaching the Catholic faith is everyone’s job in a Catholic school. Father Tom Simonds, S.J., will be writing a series of blog posts over the coming weeks to provide examples of how to do that. How can faculty develop lesson plans across the […]