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The courage to teach: Exlporing the inner landscape of a teacher's life

Author(s): Palmer Parker

ISBN13: 9780787950095

ISBN10: 0787950092


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    As a spiritually inspirational book for teachers, The Courage to Teach is one of the best. The premise is concise and unarguable: good teaching comes from the identity and the integrity of the teacher. Teachers are encouraged to turn their inquiring minds inwarddeveloping a deeper understanding of what it means to fulfill the spiritual calling of teaching. Good teachers share one trait, says author Parker Palmer, they are able to weave a complex web of connections among themselves, their subjects, and their students, so that students can learn to weave a world for themselves. The connections made by good teachers are held not in their methods but in their hearts - the place where intellect and emotion and spirit and will converge in the human self.

    - Gail Hudson

    "This is the best education book Ive read in a long time. Palmer provides a powerful argument for the need to move from our over-reliance on technique toward a learning environment that both honors and truly develops the deepest human capacities in children and teachers. Its about time we remember that its the person within the teacher that matters most in education, and Palmer makes the case eloquently."

    - Teacher Magazine


The courage to teach: Exlporing the inner landscape of a teacher's life