Building A Virtuous School: Guided Reflections on Catholic Character Formation
Publication date: 2013-09-30
Number of pages: 160
A collection of memorable stories showing how it is possible to promote and build Catholic identity within our schools.
At the heart of every Catholic school's mission is the formation of Catholic character. Cultivating that identity is both a challenge and opportunity for Catholic educators. It is a challenge for us to explore our own understanding of Catholic identity and an opportunity to shape and form the children entrusted to us.
Using the framework of the theological, cardinal and communal virtues, Ted Laxton offers reflections on real-life school experiences and invites us to consider how we may build a truly Catholic culture in our schools. Each scenario and reflection guides us toward a common understanding of our mission and shared sense of meaning, shaped and formed by the Catholic tradition.
The stories and activities within this book are perfect for the ongoing formation of staff working in Catholic schools. Whether used for reflection moments at staff meetings, retreat days or even personal reflection, staff will find this book an excellent resource for fostering and promoting Catholic character.
Ted Laxton retired after 33 years in Catholic education as a science and religion teacher, chaplain, curriculum consultant and principal. Honoured by The Learning Partnership as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals, Laxton continues his work as a field supervisor for the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University.