Contents

R.E. Road Map is divided into 9 sections covering all the major aspects of a religious education program: The Larger Picture, Vision, Beginning Well, Organizing, Programming, Teacher Development, Worship, The Professional Religious Educator, and Self-Care for the Religious Educator.

Each section begins with a short connection to a principle–why is this particular content important? The ensuing pages contain information, sample pages and forms to use as springboards for creating your own, pages collected from a variety of sources that may be copied or used without editing, a bibliography of resources, and reflection questions for you to delve more deeply into the material and how it impacts your work.

A few of the topics that are covered:
Independently produced UU resources;  Singable hymns for children;  Honoring volunteers;  Classroom methods;  Complete curricula listings;  Anti-oppression assessment;  Recruiting teachers;  Sample RE staff job descriptions and contracts;  Quotes about teaching;  Youth behavior agreement;  Professional expenses for religious educators;  Organizing time, files, space;  Safe congregations;  RE professional’s reading list;  Sample RE philosophy statements;  Children’s developmental needs;  Working within conflict;  Flaming chalice history;  Great ideas for youth groups;  Free online curricula;  Smooth-functioning RE Committees;  Being in right relationship with the minister;  Religious educator’s self care;  Sample curriculum plans;  Multigenerational justice activism;  RE program evaluation;  Children’s worship;  UU Principles and Sources storybooks;  Leadership during change and conflict;  Covenanting for excellence in religious education;  Print and website resources;  Leadership opportunities for children;  Coming of Age programming;  Being inclusive of youth;  RE Credentialing program;  Being a religious professional;  Lots of teacher resources;  New models of RE programming;  Honoring rites of passage;  Family ministry;  Anti-oppression in the classroom and the church;  Different learning styles;  Contemporary worship;  Youth advisors; Helping children appreciate diversity and tolerance

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