Theology of the Body training for teachers 

Learn, teach, and connect with other like-minded educational professionals to dig deeper into Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

Gain the clear, relatable language and resources you need to support children as they grow

Educators often don’t feel equipped to properly invest in the faith formation of young children. It’s time to feel prepared to teach the truth with clarity and compassion. With the full training and support for teachers we offer, you’ll be ready to be the teacher your students need you to be.

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

Online Theology of the Body Educator Resources

Teacher Toolbox:

Download supporting materials to help you use the K-8 curriculum in your classroom, such as grade-specific videos and live practicum support. 

Training Materials:

If you’re an educator and you want more, use these materials to dive deeper into Pope St. John Paul II’s teachings.

Lesson Plans:

Download free plans to help you prepare for and organize your school year.

Online TOB Educator Courses

Gain confidence in teaching ROOTED Theology of the Body from Kindergarten through Grade 6.

Grade K-2 Course

Gain access to five 60-minute online recordings from Ruah Woods Institute to help you teach ROOTED Theology of the Body to your K-2 students.

Grade 3-5 Course

Enjoy access to five 60-minute online recordings from Ruah Woods Institute to help you teach ROOTED Theology of the Body to your 3-5 grade students.

Grade 6 Receiving the Gift Course

These six 90-minute online sections presented by Katrina Zeno, a world-renowned theologian, will help you teach TOB to your 6th-grade students.

IN-SERVICE STAFF THEOLOGY OF THE BODY TRAINING FOR TEACHERS

Supporting teachers as they form the next generation of saints.

Whether a virtual or on-site, one-day or two-day program works best for your staff, our dedicated team will come to you to give you the training you need. Our team will give yours the tools you need to inspire your students with Theology of the Body. We’ll walk you through St. John Paul II’s articulation of the human person, and you’ll come away with a world of ideas to bring these truths to life in your classroom. We’ll also help you get a head start on grade-specific lesson planning!

Teacher and students in classroom

Testimonials

“The curriculum for encouraging students to understand that they are a wonderful gift and should treat themselves as such is a breath of fresh air in this harsh world of self-ridicule and body shaming.”

Teacher After Online Formation/Training

“Thank you for such a beautiful and enriching training. So many graces. I feel like I received a huge gift that I am just beginning to unwrap. I am very grateful for the knowledge, wisdom and practical examples/tips to help me grow as I learn to hand on to my students and share with others what I have received.”

Teacher After Online Formation /Training with Katrina Zeno

Best part…”For me it was the way Katrina simplified the teaching for catechists who are not professional teachers. I also appreciated the way she encouraged everyone.  She also gave the reasons why these teachings are so important in this time in salvation history. For example why certain components are so essential for this age group now in regard to what they are receiving from the world and where they are developmentally. She is a gift!”

Teacher After Online Formation Training with Katrina Zeno

“It has now become clear to me, after taking this [online] course, how much we can infuse the teachings from the [TOB] material into our weekly religious ed curriculum! I will be sharing what I have learned with my catechists so they can reinforce these amazing teachings of St. John Paul II and the Catholic Church!”

“It has now become clear to me, after taking this [online] course, how much we can infuse the teachings from the [TOB] material into our weekly religious ed curriculum! I will be sharing what I have learned with my catechists so they can reinforce these amazing teachings of St. John Paul II and the Catholic Church!”

DRE After Online Formation/Training

DRE
After Online Formation/Training

“It has now become clear to me, after taking this [online] course, how much we can infuse the teachings from the [TOB] material into our weekly religious ed curriculum! I will be sharing what I have learned with my catechists so they can reinforce these amazing teachings of St. John Paul II and the Catholic Church!”

DRE After Online Formation/Training

“You are really onto something with these recorded workshops. It’s a very cost effective as well as convenient way to train catechists to teach this and it helps give the catechists the needed confidence and encouragement. Well done!”

DRE After Online Formation/Training

“This has been a very informative workshop. In this day & age where the sanctity of marriage is being attacked, it is refreshing to have a curriculum being offered that is faithful to Catholic teaching.”

Mark Dvornak, K-8 Teacher, Immaculate Heart of Mary, NKY After In-Person Staff Training

“Everyone who is teaching faith formation should take this course. In fact, I think the 6th grade level is a great place to start. I know that TOB is what our culture needs (it’s what it really needed a generation ago) but this course has really reinforced the need for everyone to hear this message, regardless of their age. I now have a better concept of what it means to be made in the image of God and the hierarchy of created things; I also understand how this is foundational to understanding every relationship we, as humans, have.”

Grade 6 Teacher After Online Grade 6-8 Training Course

Need further support? The Ruah Woods Institute team has your back.


Need resources to help with parent conversations? Find a parent video, and parent TOB intro. letter plus other helpful supporting materials to help your students’ families.


Looking for REVEALED/ROOTED K-8 curriculum activities and worksheets ? Refer to the URL in your teacher’s guide for free access.


Want to join a community of supportive schools? Explore the all-new TOB CAMPUS experience.