Classroom Management for Catechists

Jennifer Fitz

This book provides detailed, step-by-step methods for catechists on how to manage classroom behavior with love and grace. Catechists learn the time-tested methods for classroom discipline used by professional teachers, but applied specifically to the particular challenges of the parish religious education setting.

The book is unique in that it teaches catechists how to think through their approach to classroom management, how to assess new situations, and how to choose the right tools to solve problems as they arise. By developing skills rather than memorizing tips, catechists can be confident of their ability to respond to the changing needs of their students. 

Jennifer Fitz is a catechist, writer, and homeschool mom of four. Jennifer manages for the Catholic Writers Guild blog, and writes for,, and on her personal blog, She’s written for Mater et Magistra magazine, and completed numerous in-house writing projects as an instructor and business professional. She has her MBA and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of South Carolina.
Publish Date Aug 01, 2013
Size7.375 x 5.125
Case Quantity (Print)No
Product TypeBook
Weight0.305 LBS
Product Code822346
  1. Warm and Encouraging Review by Erin McCole Cupp

    If you are facing down another year of volunteering with your parish religious education program, and you’re shaking in your boots, you know what you need? You need this book. I’ve been working in religious ed and youth ministry off and on since 1995. I wish I’d had Classroom Management for Catechists when I’d started. It would have saved me a lot of time and heartache, trying to balance all that it takes to have an effective classroom where the love of Christ is shared in an engaging but disciplined way. If you’re just starting out, I especially recommend this handy little book to you. If you’re a DRE, order in bulk and give a copy to your catechists and volunteers. Classroom Management is a sweet, quick read that will not waste a second of your time. It’s full of practical tips delivered with warmth, humor, humility, and encouragement from a catechist who learned the hard way and is trying to spare you all that drama. Thank you, Jennifer Fitz! (Posted on 8/26/13)

  2. an invaluable tool for catechists of all levels Review by Sarah Reinhard

    Jennifer Fitz speaks as both an expert as a friend, and whether you're an old pro catechist or a newbie, you'll find this to be a handbook you'll want to read, reread, and share. There are strategies, tips, and, best of all, the voice of experience. Through it all, Fitz remains your guide and reminds you of what it's so easy to forget: we are rooted in love as catechists.

    Highly, highly, HIGHLY recommended. (Posted on 2/21/13)

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Classroom Management for Catechists