For those who have been part of the Lasallian educational community for 3-5 years or more, you are already familiar with "the basics" but may be interested in going a little more deeply into the history, pedagogy, and spirituality of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the educational movement that began with him and the first Brothers.
The resources highlighted on this page are some of the ways that you could do that. While these are some resources, how you engage them is entirely up to you. No pressure or grades; just some really good things to sink your teeth into.
FURTHER RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
Brother Solomon – Canonization
This page from the Regional website provides resources helpful in teaching, learning, and sharing information about Brother Solomon Le Clerq, FSC, who was canonized on October 16, 2016, in Rome, Italy. For a video of Br. Gerard Rummery talking about the martyrdom from its location in Paris, go to THIS LINK. The site also includes photographs of the Carmelite Abbey gardens, a written description of the events, and an interactive Google map.
Touching the Hearts of Students: Characteristics of Lasallian Schools
A compact biography of John Baptist de La Salle is combined with an overview of the characteristics of his educational spirituality in modern contexts.
Circular 461 – Associated for the Lasallian Mission …an act of HOPE
This Circular is a foundational document on the key dimension of “association” and its central place in Lasallian life and mission.
Br. George Van Grieken, FSC – Workshop & Retreat Resources
These are PDF handouts, Powerpoint presentations, Papers and other resources that were used in presentations, workshops, or retreats conducted by Br. George Van Grieken, FSC. They are provided at the links below.
Huether 2015 Breakout – “Formation for All” – Building the Local Lasallian Community
Huether 2016 Breakout – “Confronting New Poverties” – Foundational Principles from the Lasallian Heritage
Huether 2017 Breakout – “Lasallian Formation in an Age of Technology” – Foundational Insights & Help
LASSCA 2011 Breakout – “Lasallian Vocation – What Is It & Why Should I Care?”
LASSCA 2017 Breakout – “Lasallian Formation Resources and Needs”
LASSCA 2018 Breakout – “Educational Formation in an Age of Technology: Issues & Insights”
Advent 2017 Retreat (Contacts/Aspirants) – “The Spiritual Self in a Social Media World”