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Christ In The Classroom

Christ In The Classroom

By Sophia Institute for Teachers
Join Sophia Institute for Teachers for a weekly podcast and earn PD hours! Our episodes will feature both content and pedagogy giving you opportunities to grow in your own knowledge of the Faith while also providing you with tips for your classroom to help engage your students.
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10. Psychology in the Classroom
Catholic psychologist, author, and speaker, Dr. Raymond Guarendi, joined Jose in this episode to discuss practical applications of psychology in the classroom and strategies to safeguard the mind of a teacher. Once you've finished listening, you can visit https://www.drray.com/ to learn more about his ministry. He also recommends "Thinking Like Jesus" for those who want to learn more about this topic. As mentioned, this will be the last episode for the semester. We will pick back up in the New Year after Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas! If you are looking for PD opportunities for the Advent and Christmas season, please consider purchasing "Blessed Are the Poor In Spirit" and "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" from our website! Don't forget to visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit! **Certificates will be distributed digitally on the 1st and 15th of each month or the next business day.** Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
48:18
November 16, 2021
9. Introduction to the Theology of the Body
Acclaimed Catholic speaker, Christopher West, joined Jose in this episode to discuss the importance of the Theology of the Body and how it shapes our worldview as Catholics. Once you've finished listening, you can visit https://tobinstitute.org/ to learn more about his ministry. He also recommends "The Theology of the Body for Beginners" for those who want to learn more about this topic and Ruah Woods Press to learn about their K-12 Theology of the Body curriculum series.  Sophia Institute for Teachers also has a supplemental guide and student booklet which provide lessons about the Theology of the Body to weave into your curriculum. As a special thank you for listening to this episode, we are giving you a 35% discount when you purchase both books online! Simply enter CITCTOB35 at checkout. Don't forget to visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit! **Certificates will be distributed digitally on the 1st and 15th of each month or the next business day.** Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
44:09
November 09, 2021
8. The Importance of Story in Education
One of Sophia Institute for Teachers' longest friends, Steven Rummelsberg joined Jose for this episode to discuss the importance of story in education and how to prepare your students to impactfully receive literature.  Don't forget to visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit! **Certificates will be distributed digitally on the 1st and 15th of each month or the next business day.** Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
48:54
November 02, 2021
7. Loving Jesus, Loving Our Students, and Being Un-Apologetically Catholic
Jose was joined by Sirius XM radio host, Katie Prejean McGrady, to talk about ways to be unapologetically Catholic in our classrooms and to develop a strong Catholic identity in our students. Once you've finished listening, visit https://www.katieprejeanmcgrady.com/ to learn more about Katie's ministry or tune into Sirius XM channel 129 from 2-4pm ET to listen to her show.  Don't forget to visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit! **Certificates will be distributed digitally on the 1st and 15th of each month or the next business day.** Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
45:29
October 26, 2021
6. Teaching Amidst the Challenges of Today's Culture
Jose was joined by two guests this week to discuss strategies to teach amidst today's cultural challenges.  Once you've finished listening, visit https://deaconharold.com/ to learn more about Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers' ministry and https://reallifecatholic.com/ for more information about Chris Stefanick's ministry. Don't forget to visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit! **Certificates will be distributed digitally on the 1st and 15th of each month or the next business day.** Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
51:00
October 19, 2021
5. Discernment and Marriage
Jackie and Boby Angel, of the Word of Fire Institute, joined Jose separately in the episode to discuss how they prayerfully discerned their vocation to marriage. Each has wonderful insights about discernment for teachers to share with their students regardless of what their calling may be.  Once you've finished listening,  visit https://jackieandbobby.com/ to learn more about their ministry. Don't forget to visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit! **Certificates will be distributed digitally on the 1st and 15th of each month or the next business day.** Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
01:07:47
October 12, 2021
4. Forming Pro-Life Students
Long-time teacher, Rosemary Circo, joined Jose in this episode to discuss ways to form pro-life students using Catholic curriculum and supplemental programming. Once you've finished listening, you can contact Rosemary at rcirco@stbrunoschool.com and visit https://cultureoflifestudies.com/ to learn about the extra programming that her school uses. Don't forget to visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit! **Certificates will be distributed digitally on the 1st and 15th of each month or the next business day.** Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
46:08
October 05, 2021
3. Addressing LGBTQ Issues in the Classroom P2
In this second episode of our two part series on teaching LGBTQ+ students, Jose was joined by Emmanuel (Manny) Gonzalez to discuss practical ways to make students of all ages feel loved and like they are not defined by their sexuality. Once you've finished listening, find Manny on Instagram @callmemannyyy to learn more about his story and to access his resources. Also, visit https://www.edeninvitation.com/ and https://couragerc.org/. Don't forget to visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit! **Certificates will be distributed digitally on the 1st and 15th of each month or the next business day.** Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
42:59
September 28, 2021
2. Addressing LGBTQ Issues in the Classroom P1
In this first episode of a two part series we look at ways to pastorally minister to students who struggle with LGBTQ+ issues. Jose is joined by Jason Evert and Kim Zember this week. Jose and Jason discuss gender and how to love those who struggle with same sex attraction. Kim shares her own personal story of struggling with homosexuality with Jose and discusses how Christ's deep love for each of us can lead to true healing and freedom. Once you've finished listening, visit https://chastity.com/ to learn more about Jason Evert's Chastity Project and head to https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/restless-heart to read Kim's story! Don't forget to visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. **Certificates will be distributed digitally on the 1st and 15th of each month or the next business day.** Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
56:27
September 21, 2021
1. The Evangelizing Teacher
Welcome back to Christ in the Classroom! We are excited to launch Season 2 with two of Jose's former colleagues, Chris Stewart and Tony Brandt-now of Casting Nets Ministries. Join us as they discuss ways to evangelize as a teacher both in and out of the classroom. Once you've finished listening, visit https://castingnetsministries.com/ to learn more about Casting Nets and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. **Certificates will be distributed digitally on the 1st and 15th of each month or the next business day.** Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
59:05
September 14, 2021
21. Empowering Parents: Supporting the Primary Educators of Your Students
Professor Douglas Bushman joined Jose again this week to discuss practical strategies to support and empower the most important adult figures in your students lives: their parents. Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
59:20
June 11, 2021
20. God's Story and Our Story: The Importance of Knowing Salvation History
Join Jose as he discusses the importance of knowing, and effectively communicating, Salvation History in the classroom.  Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
47:46
June 04, 2021
19. Catechesis for Persons with Disabilities
In this week's episode, Jose was joined by Michelle Wright from Franciscan University to discuss how to create inclusive Catholic classrooms. Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
01:08:38
May 28, 2021
18. How to Create Sacred Spaces and Meaningful Prayer Experiences
Guest host, Mike Gutzwiller, was joined by Franciscan University's Sr. Johanna Paruch to discuss ways to create meaningful sacred spaces in your classroom. Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
01:14:56
May 21, 2021
16. Principles for Having an Educational Discussion on Racism
Danielle Brown, of the USCCB ad hoc committee against racism, joined Jose in this episode to discuss ten principles to apply when addressing racism in your classrooms. Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
56:22
May 07, 2021
15. Jesus-Centered Solutions in a "Self-Care" World
Dr. Amy Roberts of Franciscan University joined us this week to walk through ways to allow Jesus to help us through our struggles as educators. Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
55:19
April 30, 2021
14. Helping Students Answer God's Call in Their Lives
This week, Jose and guest, Sr. Mary Anne Zuberbueler, O.P., discussed how teachers can help foster vocational discernment in their students.  Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
01:03:34
April 23, 2021
13. Pastoral Approaches to Helping Students Understand Gender
Co-founder of the Theology of the Body Evangelization Team, Monica Ashour, joined Jose this week to discuss how to pastorally address the transgender controversy through the Catholic lens of truth and love.
01:01:30
April 16, 2021
12. The Joy of The Resurrection: What Easter Means For Us and Our Students
Jose was joined this week by Prof. Scott Sollom from Franciscan University as we seek to gain a better understanding of Paschal Joy in the midst of the Easter season. Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
56:47
April 09, 2021
11. Teaching the Faith with Current Events
One of Sophia Institute for Teachers curriculum designers, Ethan O'Connor, joined Jose this week to discuss strategies to incorporate current events into our teaching.  Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
01:02:52
March 26, 2021
10. Understanding the Paschal Mystery
Jose was joined this week by Dr. Matt Ramage from Benedictine College to discuss the Paschal Mystery as we approach Easter in a few weeks. Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
01:00:14
March 19, 2021
9. Misconceptions about Freedom
Jose was joined by St. Charles Borromeo Seminary's Fr. Thomas Dailey to discuss the various misconceptions about freedom in order to come to a better understanding of what true freedom is.  Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
01:00:41
March 12, 2021
8. The Teacher as Witness
A former colleague of Jose's, James Bitting joined us this week to share their conversion stories and give tools for how to bring your own witness to your classrooms. Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
54:35
March 05, 2021
7. Memento Mori: How to Not Fear Suffering, Death, and Dying
Jose was joined this week by the Augustine Institute's Dr. John Sehorn to discuss how to reframe our outlook on suffering and death. Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
56:47
February 26, 2021
6. The Reality of Spiritual Warfare
Guest host Mark Kaschak joined us this week to teach us about Spiritual Warfare in each of our day-to-day lives. As Lent begins, we were reminded of the power that angels and saints have to support us in our battles against the Devil.  Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
34:55
February 19, 2021
5. Love Wins! Christ and the True Meaning of Love
In the lead up to St. Valentine's Day, we had a discussion with Douglas Bushman from the Augustine Institute about the true meaning of love. Listen for new insights and practical tips on how to teach your students about love! Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
57:55
February 12, 2021
2. Catholic and American: Living the Faith in the Public Square
In the second episode of our series, Christ in the Classroom, Anne Rennie and Heidi Peters joined us to discuss what it looks like to live our Faith publicly, we also shared practical tips and talked about the Common Good and how to fully and easily help each other achieve it. Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
59:34
January 22, 2021
1. Making Jesus the Heart of Our Teaching: Christocentric Catechesis
In the first episode of our new series Christ in the Classroom Sr. Johanna Paruch joined us to discuss Christocentric teaching, we also shared practical tips and talked about how movies, books, and music that can lead your students to Christ. Once you've finished listening, visit https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITClessons for a free lesson and https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/CITCCertificates for 1 hour of PD credit. Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
51:20
January 15, 2021