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Listed below are some topics and synopses from Sister Kieran's past presentations. You will notice an overlapping in the contents, as each presentation was prepared according to the specific wishes of the hosting group.
GROWING UP CATHOLIC: CHARACTER AND FAITH
Sister Kieran Sawyer shows the inter-relationship of character development and faith development in the lives of middle school children and teens. She discusses how to create classroom, youth group, and school environments that promote both moral behavior and a deepening faith commitment. The session includes practical techniques for guiding the minds and hearts of today’s young people and for teaching them to be responsible for their own moral growth and for the moral climate of their school, family, and friendship group.
FAITH FACTS AND FUN WAYS TO TEACH THEM
Sister Kieran presents a variety of learning games that can be used to help middle school children learn the factual data that supports their understanding of the Catholic faith. Several of the learning games are ways to use the 400 Faith Facts Study Cards that are so popular with teachers and catechists. The presentation includes a discussion of the value of factual knowledge of the faith in relationship to the total faith formation program.
KIND AND CARING KIDS MAKE A CLOSE AND CARING CLASS
Kieran Sawyer shows how to help your students create classroom and school environments that promote positive behavior. The session includes practical techniques for guiding the minds and hearts of today’s young people and for teaching them to be responsible for their own character growth and for the climate of their school, family, and friendship groups.
CHARACTER ENHANCING STRATEGIES: a demonstration
Sister Kieran presents a variety of activities that can be used in middle school classrooms to engage the students in thinking and talking about their personal character formation. She demonstrates her techniques with a group of local youngsters.