The Mission Of American Catholic Schools Case Study

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The Mission of American Catholic Schools
The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (2015) describes the mission of catholic schools as one where “the development of the whole person is addressed, through spiritual and academic formation based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” It is incumbent on all Catholic schools to instruct children on their responsibility, as members of society as well as members of a faith community, “to contribute to the common good by becoming active and caring members of the communities, cities, and nation in which they live.” (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2015). The Catholic school mission statement communicates the school’s Catholic identity as well as the school’s commitment to faith formation,
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Instruction should include the opportunity for direct instruction, where the teacher lays the foundation for what will come next. Direct instruction is essential. Guided practice should follow. Students need the opportunity for extended practice before they begin the journey of self-discovery and authentic application. Activities should be designed to allow students to make connections to what they are learning. Learning should be sequential and students should master and maintain previous …show more content…
Along with a commitment to service and academic excellence, a Catholic school meets the needs of students. My personal mission, as a Catholic school teacher, is to be a role model and contribute to faith formation of all students. I want to participate with students in community prayer events and service projects that address social justice issues. I want students to see me live my faith openly. Additionally, my personal mission also includes a desire to help students reach their full potential. I seek out professional development that helps me better meet the individualized needs of students, and I adhere to the call to teach as Jesus did, meaning I want to be authentic to my students, collaborate with colleagues and make learning relevant and meaningful to

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