What I Offer

Recently I retired from 30+ years of teaching Theology in Catholic schools in the Twin City area.  In addition, I’ve been hosting professional development workshops for the past 18 years.  Now I’m delighted to announce that I’m hosting these workshops full-time.  Whether you are a PK-8 or high school principal, I would be honored to host one of my 7 nationally recognized workshops at your school. 

“Paul is a dynamic and entertaining speaker who brings to his seminars his experience as a teacher, school administrator and coach.  Over the years he has worked with and presented to thousands of educators, parents, students, athletes and other community groups.  Spending the day with Paul is an inspirational opportunity filled with creative, practical and effective ideas for all teachers who want to have positive, respectful and academically well rounded student leaders in their classrooms.” (Dr. Paul J. Greene – Theologian/Author, St. Paul, MN)

  • Goal: First and foremost, this unique experience will feel like a refreshing and rewarding
    retreat for all attendees: teachers, support staff and administrators!
  • This exciting workshop uses modern day music & movies to teach about the theological
    virtues of Faith, Hope and Love, the Golden Rule, the Beatitudes, forgiveness, mercy,
    peace, patience, kindness, The Twelve Virtues of a Good Teacher, and more!
  • I infuse this workshop with short stories from Pope Francis, St. Francis of Assisi, Mother
    Teresa, Bishop Robert Barron, St. John Baptist de La Salle and my own family.
  • The music of: Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, The Beatles, Bruno Mars, Marvin Gaye, U2,
    Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Carrie Underwood, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Jack
    Johnson, Mary J. Blige, John Mayer (plus others) will be used extensively.
  • Film clips from: Cinderella, 42: The Jackie Robinson Story, The Lion King, The Mission,
    Gandhi, Entertaining Angels and Les Miserables
  • Goal: First and foremost, this unique experience will feel like a refreshing and rewarding
    retreat for all attendees: teachers, support staff and administrators!
  • How to effectively evangelize the young people entrusted to our care.
  • How to bring Joy to our classrooms (and faculty lounge)!
  • The importance of Mercy, according to the Old Testament and New Testament.
  • Mary’s role in the life of the Church.
  • St. Paul and St. Thomas Aquinas regarding Faith and Love.
  • St. Ambrose, The Eucharist and Grace
  • The inseparable bond between our Faith and the poor.
  • The music of: John Michael Talbot, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Marvin Gaye, U2, Bruce
    Springsteen, Coldplay, Carrie Underwood, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Jack Johnson,
    Mary J. Blige, John Mayer (plus others) will be used extensively.
  • Goal: First and foremost, this unique experience will feel like a refreshing and rewarding
    retreat for all attendees: teachers, support staff and administrators!
  • The Spiritual perspective of Science.
  • How does pollution effect the poor?
  • How does technology effect our world?
  • Pope Leo XII & Rerum Novarum
  • Ecology rooted in the Bible and Church Tradition.
  • See how Everything is Connected! (The air we breathe, the water we drink and the land
    we share.)
  • Embracing the best science: How Faith and Reason go hand in hand.
  • The need for global solidarity and dialogue.
  • The music of: Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, The Beatles, Bruno Mars, Marvin Gaye, U2,
    Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Carrie Underwood, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Jack
    Johnson, Mary J. Blige, John Mayer (plus others) will be used extensively.
  • Goal: First and foremost, this unique experience will feel like a refreshing and rewarding
    retreat for all attendees: teachers, support staff and administrators!
  • Pope Paul VI: “If you want peace, work for justice!”
  • Pope John Paul II: Growing up in Poland, he is the only Pope to survive the attacks of
    Hitler and Stalin.
  • St. Augustine and The Just War Theory
  • St. Francis of Assisi: His life promoting Peace, the Poor and the Environment.
  • Courageous Catholics during the age of nuclear weapons.
  • How all Catholic Social Teachings impact peace and justice.
  • Where do we go from here?
  • The music of: Elvis Costello, Cat Stevens, John Michael Talbot, Marvin Gaye, U2, Bruce
    Springsteen, Coldplay, Carrie Underwood, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Jack Johnson,
    Mary J. Blige, John Mayer (plus others) will be used extensively.
  • Goal: First and foremost, this unique experience will feel like a refreshing and rewarding
    retreat for all attendees: teachers, support staff and administrators!
  • This exciting workshop uses modern day music to teach the Catholic Social Teaching
    principles, moral development and poetry analysis.
  • The music of Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Marvin Gaye, U2, Coldplay, Bruce
    Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Black Eyed Peas, Bob Marley, Jack Johnson, Mary J.
    Blige, Peter Gabriel, Ben Harper, Peter Mayer (plus others) will be used extensively.
  • Ways to use technology to infuse ideas of social justice, promotion of peace and empathy
    in Religion, Social Studies, Language Arts, Music and Special Education.
  • Project-based activities to help students develop critical thinking skills, especially with
    regards to poetry analysis.
  • Cross-curricular ideas for all teachers who want to infuse these ideas throughout the
    entire student body.
  • Learn how to joyfully challenge your students to help eliminate poverty from the planet.
  • Goal: First and foremost, this unique experience will feel like a refreshing and rewarding
    retreat for all attendees: teachers, support staff and administrators!
  • The music of: Bruce Springsteen, Bono from U2 and Bob Dylan (from Minnesota!!)
  • All ideas in this workshop are inspired by Bishop Barron’s book: To Light a Fire on the
    Earth.
  • Some of the themes we will explore include:
    • Beauty
    • Mysticism
    • The Prophets and the Poor
    • The Paschal Mystery and September 11, 2001
      o The Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Love
      o The Promised Land
      o The Communion of Saints
      o The Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25) and Mother Teresa
      o The Power of Prayer & Music
  • Ordinary Love and Nelson Mandela
  • Peace on Earth; Peace in Ireland; Peace in the Middle East
  • Who are you going to serve?
  • You must be like a child to enter the Kingdom of God.
  • This dynamic workshop uses modern popular music and movie clips to teach teachers how to empower all students K-12 to be agents of positive change in their school. Using a variety of genres of music, such as Country, R & B, Rock & Roll, Hip Hop, Soul, Motown and Folk. . . teachers will learn strategies of poetry and musical analysis that will make an immediate positive impact in their classroom and school environment.
  • Help students develop critical thinking skills, especially with regards to poetry analysis.
  • Teach students grades K-12 the joy of living respect-filled lives by embodying the ideas found in great music!
  • Cross-curricular ideas for all teachers who want to infuse these ideas throughout the entire student body.
  • Practical ideas for involving students in active participation in the classroom and world community.
  • Ways to use technology to infuse ideas of social justice, promotion of peace and empathy in all classes, especially: Social Studies, Language Arts, Music and Special Education.