New Teacher Orientation

Report
“FORMING THE FORMERS”
- Fr. Robert Welsh, SJ
A Jesuit school without Jesuits?
- from “1964”, a research blog by Dr. Mark M. Gray (Georgetown University)
A Jesuit school without Jesuits?
- from “1964”, a research blog by Dr. Mark M. Gray (Georgetown University)
A Jesuit school without Jesuits?
- from “1964”, a research blog by Dr. Mark M. Gray (Georgetown University)
Jesuit Formation (for priests)
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Jesuit formation typically lasts 10-12 years:
 Novitiate (2 years)
 First Studies, or Philosophy (2-3 years)
 Regency (2-3 years)
 Theology & Ordination (3 years)
 Tertianship (6 months -1 year)
 Final Vows
Lay Teacher Formation
Priority #1: Formation
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An understanding of Jesuit heritage and the Jesuit
charism.
An experience of Ignatian spirituality that develops:
a
desire to know, love and serve Jesus Christ obtained from
the Spiritual Exercises;
 a faith that leads to justice and service to the Church.
- adapted from JSEA Board / PASE Joint Priorities (May 2012)
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Year Formation
Theme: All Things Jesuit
New Employee Orientation Retreat (3 days)
 First
Principle & Foundation
 Profile of an Ignatian Educator
 Ignatian Identity
 Jesuit Spirituality
 Community Orientation
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Year Formation cont.
New Teacher Workshop (1 day)
 assigned
mentor teacher (observations)
 nuts and bolts
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Year Formation cont.
First Year Teacher Meetings (2x per month)
 History
of the school
 Catholicism 101
 Autobiography of St. Ignatius Loyola
 Spiritual Exercises
 Contemplative
 Ignatian
 Cura
 “Men
Prayer & Retreats
Pedagogical Paradigm
Personalis
& Women for Others”, Pedro Arrupe, SJ
 Contemporary Society of Jesus
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Year Formation cont.
Ignatian Themes Workshop (summer after 1st year)
Credit from John Carroll University
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Theme: Community Immersion
Prayer Group sponsored by SPA
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Praying the Examen
Preparation for Spiritual Exercises
Peer Observations (1x per quarter)
Attend Principal’s Committee meetings
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Year Formation
Curriculum Committee
Professional Development Committee
Student Support Team
Introduction to Service/Justice Activities
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C.A.T. (Christian Action Team)
C.S.P.J. (Catholic Schools for Peace and Justice)
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3
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–
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5
Years
Theme: Rinse & Repeat
 During
years 3-5 the teacher reflects on what God is
asking of them and discerns how they can best be
present to the school community.
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Prayer Group sponsored by SPA
 variations
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of the Spiritual Exercises offered:
Week, 19th Annotation, 8 Week etc.
Formation Beyond Year 5
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participation in the spiritual life of the community
on-going professional development:
 Content
Area
 Pedagogy
 Spirituality
The Goal
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``The numbers (of Jesuits) are not as important as the
communication and collaboration that takes place. What
Jesuit vision is, goes beyond being a Jesuit. One can share
that and not be a Jesuit, and it doesn`t make it any less
Jesuit.``
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Bernard Bouillette, Vice President JSEA
``There has been a shift in focus from teaching in a Jesuit
high school as a job to teaching in a Jesuit high school as
a ministry. I don`t see it as a watering down. I see it as an
enrichment.``
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Fr. Vincent Duminuco, SJ, former President JSEA and International
Secretary for Jesuit Education
Bibliography
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Autobiography of St. Ignatius Loyola (free iBook)
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola (free PDF download)
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“What Distinguishes the Jesuits?”, Avery Dulles, SJ
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http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-voices/education-arts-and-sciences/
A Jesuit Education Reader, George Traub, SJ ($19.05 new on Amazon)
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http://americamagazine.org/issue/599/article/what-distinguishes-jesuits
“The Jesuit Mission”, Ryan Maher, SJ (free printable PDF)
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http://www.ccel.org/ccel/ignatius/exercises.html
Reflections on the Educational Principles of the Spiritual Exercises, Robert R. Newton
Précis of Ignatian Pedagogy: A Practical Approach, Sharon J. Korth
Messianic or Bourgeois?, Timothy Hanchin
Do You Speak Ignatian?, Appendix I
“The Curriculum Carries the Mission”, Claude Pavur, SJ (free printable PDF)
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http://epublications.marquette.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1168&context=conversations

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