The Courage to Teach

Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life

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Author: Parker J. Palmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119414113

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Wisdom that's been inspiring, motivating, and guiding teachers for two decades The Courage to Teach speaks to the joys and pains that teachers of every sort know well. Over the last 20 years, the book has helped countless educators reignite their passion, redirect their practice, and deal with the many pressures that accompany their vital work. Enriched by a new Foreword from Diana Chapman Walsh, the book builds on a simple premise: good teaching can never be reduced to technique. Good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher, that core of self where intellect, emotion, and spirit converge—enabling 'live encounters' between teachers, students, and subjects that are the key to deep and lasting learning. Good teachers love learners, learning, and the teaching life in a way that builds trust with students and colleagues, animates their daily practice, and keeps them coming back tomorrow. Reclaim your own vision and purpose against the threat of burn-out Understand why good teaching cannot be reduced to technique alone Explore and practice the relational traits that good teachers have in common Learn how to forge learning connections with your students and "teach across the gap" Whether used for personal study, book club exploration, or professional development, The Courage to Teach is rich with time-honored wisdom, and contemporary clarity about the ancient arts of teaching and learning.

The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal

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Author: Parker J. Palmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119434815

Category: Education

Page: 192

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"Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher's life is difficult to do alone or without guidance for reflecting on what THE COURAGE TO TEACH means to the reader. This guide is a welcome resource for those who wish to extend their exploration beyond just reading the book, individually or within a study group. Includes online video content featuring an interview with Parker Palmer discussing the crisis in education, the heart of a teacher, ways of knowing, the importance of relationship in teaching and learning, teacher renewal, and spirituality in education"--

Teachers, Leaders, and Schools

Essays by John Dewey

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Author: Douglas J. Simpson,Sam F. Stack

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809385805

Category: Education

Page: 258

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John Dewey was one of the most prominent philosophers and educational thinkers of the twentieth century, and his influence on modern education continues today. In Teachers, Leaders, and Schools: Essays by John Dewey, educators Douglas J. Simpson and Sam F. Stack Jr. have gathered some of Dewey’s most user-friendly and insightful essays concerning education with the purpose of aiding potential and practicing teachers, administrators, and policy makers to prepare students for participation in democratic society. Selected largely, but not exclusively, for their accessibility, relevance, and breadth of information, these articles are grouped into five parts—The Classroom Teacher, The School Curriculum, The Educational Leader, The Ideal School, and The Democratic Society. Each part includes an introductory essay that connects Dewey’s thoughts not only to each other but also to current educational concerns. The sections build on one another, revealing Dewey’s educational theories and interests and illustrating how his thoughts remain relevant today.

Teaching as If Life Matters

The Promise of a New Education Culture

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Author: Christopher Uhl,Dana L. Stuchul

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421400383

Category: Education

Page: 202

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What would it be like to teach as if life matters? To move beyond the typical regimen of classroom exercises, homework, and standardized tests and to guide students through life’s most important lessons? Dissatisfied with traditional educational models, Christopher Uhl and Dana L. Stuchul asked themselves these questions. What they discovered will open the eyes of today’s educators to a whole new way of teaching. The authors promote an approach that fosters self-knowledge, creativity, curiosity, and an appreciation for our planet. Central to their philosophy is the question of what we humans need in order to live meaningful lives. The answer: healthy relationships with ourselves, each other, and the world. Teaching as if Life Matters is an open letter to teachers offering guidance and encouragement for nurturing students in ways that make teaching and learning meaningful. In short, it is a passionate plea for transformative teaching. Informed by the alternative educational philosophies of John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner, and Ivan Illich, this book invites teachers and students to participate in a new culture of education. This fascinating and urgently needed book will inspire today’s educators to inspire their students.

John Dewey and the Art of Teaching

Toward Reflective and Imaginative Practice

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Author: Douglas J. Simpson,Michael J. B. Jackson,Judy C. Simpson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506320635

Category: Education

Page: 232

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John Dewey and the Art of Teaching: Toward Reflective and Imaginative Practice is an engaging and accessible introduction to the art of teaching as seen through the eyes of John Dewey. Authors Douglas J. Simpson, Michael J. B. Jackson, and Judy C. Aycock provide a lucid interpretation of the complexities and art of teaching in contemporary classrooms. In addition, they discuss, apply, and question the practical implications of Dewey's ideas about the art of teaching for beginning and practicing teachers.

Powerful Techniques for Teaching Adults

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Author: Stephen D. Brookfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118415701

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 2963

Praise for Powerful Techniques for Teaching Adults "Stephen Brookfield has used his gifts for clear thinking and lucid writing to produce this theoretically informed, immensely practical book on how the dynamics of power and adult teaching intersect. It should be required reading for everyone who teaches adults." ??—Ronald M. Cervero, professor and associate dean, College of Education, University of Georgia "In one of his most personal, emotionally candid, and accessible books yet, Stephen Brookfield shares his passionate and indispensable commitment to empowering the learner both inside and outside the formal classroom, offering a trove of exercises, stories, and practical teaching tips to confront the hidden curriculum of power head on. For any teacher, coach, supervisor, or mentor who cares deeply about adult learning, here's a true gem from one of our great contemporary adult educators." —Laurent A. Parks Daloz, senior fellow, The Whidbey Institute "This book is not about increasing your power as a teacher — it is about the dynamics of power in the adult classroom, challenging power structures, and the techniques teachers can use to empower learners. Brookfield's uses the lens of 'power' to distill, for the practitioner, ??a lifetime's work of scholarly and practical engagement with adult teaching and learning.' —Mark Tennant, emeritus professor, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia "Brookfield writes in a nice easy-to-read autobiographical style. He explains and fully discusses many good techniques for teaching in an effective and humane manner. Everybody who teaches, whether they teach children or adults, will benefit from reading this interesting book and learning from his lifetime of experience as a teacher." —Peter Jarvis, emeritus professor of continuing education, University of Surrey

Contemplative Practices in Higher Education

Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning

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Author: Daniel P. Barbezat,Mirabai Bush

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118646924

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Contemplative pedagogy is a way for instructors to: empower students to integrate their own experience into the theoretical material they are being taught in order to deepen their understanding; help students to develop sophisticated problem-solving skills; support students’ sense of connection to and compassion for others; and engender inquiries into students’ most profound questions. Contemplative practices are used in just about every discipline—from physics to economics to history—and are found in every type of institution. Each year more and more faculty, education reformers, and leaders of teaching and learning centers seek out best practices in contemplative teaching, and now can find them here, brought to you by two of the foremost leaders and innovators on the subject. This book presents background information and ideas for the practical application of contemplative practices across the academic curriculum from the physical sciences to the humanities and arts. Examples of contemplative techniques included in the book are mindfulness, meditation, yoga, deep listening, contemplative reading and writing, and pilgrimage, including site visits and field trips.

Leading Schools to Success

Constructing and Sustaining High-Performing Learning Cultures

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Author: James W. Guthrie,Patrick Schuermann

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237522

Category: Education

Page: 304

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What's missing in education reform in the United States? The answer is leadership; specifically, the ability of school and district leaders to construct and continually nurture a culture of sustained high performance. A true leader needs to have not only a vision of the desired culture, but the skills and information necessary to make that vision a reality. Providing a combined 70 years of classroom and administrative experience, renowned authors James Guthrie and Patrick Schuermann offer a practice-based approach, grounded in research and theory, to achieving and maintaining an atmosphere of success in schools through effective leadership.

How to Coach Teachers Who Don't Think Like You

Using Literacy Strategies to Coach Across Content Areas

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Author: Bonnie M. Davis

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 145229433X

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This how-to resource encourages teachers to write and reflect upon their practices in a unique approach to coaching that bridges content areas and honors distinctive learning styles.

Becoming and Being a Teacher

Confronting Traditional Norms to Create New Democratic Realities

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Author: Paul L. Thomas

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781433116865

Category: Education

Page: 302

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This volume unmasks tensions among economic, political, and educational goals in the context of becoming and being a teacher. Chapters frame becoming and being a teacher within commitments to democracy and political literacy while confronting neoliberal assumptions about American society, universal public education, and education reform. A wide variety of teachers and scholars discuss teacher preparation and teaching through evidence-based examinations of complex problems and solutions facing teachers, education policymakers, the public, and students. Teaching is embraced as a political act, and critical subjectivity is endorsed as a rejection of objectivity and traditional paradigms of teaching designed to create a compliant teacher workforce. The book honors and celebrates <I>voice and <I>collective voice, both of which speak to and from the inexorable fact of <I>becoming and being a teacher as one and the same.

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

The Reflective Professional

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Author: Greg Light,Susanna Calkins,Roy Cox

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1848600089

Category: Education

Page: 341

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Around the world, higher education services are challenged by increased numbers and diversity of students, tougher demands for professional accountability, increasing calls for educational relevance and thinning resources. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: The Reflective Professional addresses key issues in the practice and theory of teaching and learning in the sector. The authors draw upon theory, practice and current research to provide a new way of thinking about the many aspects of learning and teaching in higher education, enabling the reader to critically reflect upon their teaching.

Let Your Life Speak

Listening for the Voice of Vocation

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Author: Parker J. Palmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119177944

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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With wisdom, compassion, and gentle humor, Parker J. Palmer invites us to listen to the inner teacher and follow its leadings toward a sense of meaning and purpose. Telling stories from his own life and the lives of others who have made a difference, he shares insights gained from darkness and depression as well as fulfillment and joy, illuminating a pathway toward vocation for all who seek the true calling of their lives.

Stories of the Courage to Teach

Honoring the Teacher's Heart, Paperback Reprint

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Author: Sam M. Intrator

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 078799684X

Category: Education

Page: 337

View: 6185

Presents a collection of true stories by teachers seeking to reconnect with their vocation.

A Hidden Wholeness

The Journey Toward an Undivided Life

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Author: Parker J. Palmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470453761

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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In A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer reveals the same compassionate intelligence and informed heart that shaped his best-selling books Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach. Here he speaks to our yearning to live undivided lives—lives that are congruent with our inner truth—in a world filled with the forces of fragmentation. Mapping an inner journey that we take in solitude and in the company of others, Palmer describes a form of community that fits the limits of our active lives. Defining a “circle of trust” as “a space between us that honors the soul,” he shows how people in settings ranging from friendship to organizational life can support each other on the journey toward living “divided no more.” This paperback edition includes two new and useful features. Circles of Trust is a DVD containing interviews with Parker J. Palmer and footage from retreats he facilitated for the Center for Courage & Renewal (www.CourageRenewal.org). Bringing the Book to Life, by Caryl Hurtig Casbon and Sally Z. Hare, is a reader's and leader's guide to exploring the themes in A Hidden Wholeness. The DVD illuminates and illustrates the principles and practices behind circles of trust. The guide includes questions that connect the DVD to the book, offering "a conversation with the author" as well as an engagement with the text. Together, these features give readers new ways to internalize the themes of A Hidden Wholeness and share with others this approach to sustaining identity and integrity in all the venues of our lives. Inspired by Palmer’s writing and speaking—and challenged by the conditions of twenty-first century life—people across the country, from many walks of life, have been coming together in circles of trust to reclaim their integrity and help foster wholeness in their workplaces and their world. For over a decade, the principles and practices in this book have been proven on the ground—by parents and educators, clergy and politicians, community organizers and corporate executives, physicians and attorneys, and many others who seek to rejoin soul and role in their private and public lives. A Hidden Wholeness weaves together four themes that its author has pursued for forty years: the shape of an integral life, the meaning of community, teaching and learning for transformation, and nonviolent social change. The hundreds of thousands of people who know Parker Palmer’s books will be glad to find the journey continued

Pathways to a Nursing Education Career, Second Edition

Transitioning From Practice to Academia

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Author: Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN,Betsy Frank, PhD, RN, ANEF

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082613999X

Category: Medical

Page: 222

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First Edition Winner of the Journal of Nursing Education’s Top Teaching Tools Award! This award-winning text presents top-notch guidance and a host of practical tools for nursing clinicians transitioning into a faculty role. The second edition is updated to address the many significant innovations taking place in nursing education and how they affect the faculty role including expanding emphasis on interprofessional education, increasing use of interactive teaching strategies and technology enhanced learning, acquiring research funding in a competitive environment, and the growing importance of fostering faculty leadership and succession. Enriching new chapter features include examples of tools, rubrics, and strategies to illustrate concept application; "Getting Started" callouts offering "first step" strategies/activities to help novice educators apply chapter concepts in their faculty role—also serving as ready-made faculty assignments. The second edition also includes real life case examples that guide novice educators in managing common challenges in academia. Extensive resources, strategies and tips along with guidance for self-assessment help new educators to adapt and even excel during the challenging first year in a faculty role. Content New to the Second Edition: Discusses key changes and challenges in the nursing profession, health care, higher education, and nursing education Covers teaching in interprofessional education environments Addresses teaching in technology enhanced learning environments and evolving curricular models Explains how to establish teaching "presence" Emphasizes developing faculty leaders and leadership succession Addresses acquiring funding to support research Includes new chapter on establishing student-faculty relationships Key Features: Delivers proven strategies to help novice educators assume the faculty role Provides real-life case studies describing how to manage common challenges Includes resources, tips, and strategies on navigating the first faculty year Helps novice educators to engage in self-assessment to determine "best fit" in the academic environment

Teaching from the Heart

Reflections, Encouragement, and Inspiration

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Author: Sharon Mills Draper

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325001319

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 133

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Teaching from the Heart is neither a reference book nor a study guide; it is a book of gems to hold on to when a teachers world seems to be nothing but rocks.

Educating from the Heart

Theoretical and Practical Approaches to Transforming Education

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Author: Aostre N. Johnson

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1610483154

Category: Education

Page: 172

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This book offers both theoretical overviews and practical approaches for educators, academics, education students and parents who are interested in transforming schools. It encourages reinvigorating approaches to learning and teaching that can easily be integrated into both public and private K-12 school classrooms, with many ideas also applicable to higher education. It supports an educational system based on the beliefs that heart and spirit are intertwined with mind and intellect, and that inner peace, wisdom, compassion, and conscience can be developed together with academic content and skills.

Living the questions

essays inspired by the work and life of Parker J. Palmer

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Author: Sam M. Intrator

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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"Anyone who has read Parker J. Palmer's books knows that he evokes something significant from deep within every reader. In Living the Questions, powerful and moving testimonies of such evocations of spirit show us how Parker's influence ripples out into the lives and work of many good people." --Craig Dykstra, vice president, Lilly Endowment Parker J. Palmer--who for forty years has written and spoken about subjects ranging from contemplation to community, the inner life to public life, education to social change--is known as one of the nation's most thoughtful voices, calling us all to ways of being in the world that honor the human heart and promote a humane society. Living the Questions, a celebration of Palmer's long and distinguished career, explores the dynamic interplay between the inner life of spirit and the outer life of work. The equally distinguished contributors, who come from a wide range of professions--university presidents, scientists, physicians, religious leaders, business consultants, public school educators, philanthropists, and community organizers--bear witness to the depth, breadth, and reach of Palmer's work. All of them have been personally touched by his courage and determination to live a life congruent with the ideas and principles he writes about and by his candor in acknowledging his own flaws. These intimate essays and stories shed new light on some of the most important topics of our time--living an integral life, teaching and learning for transformation, creating community, and contributing to nonviolent social change. Living the Questions challenges all of us to take a journey inward and a journey outward, preparing ourselves to offer the right action and authentic leadership that the world so deeply needs.

Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy

Social Justice in Higher Education

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Author: Beth Berila

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317520777

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Drawing from mindfulness education and social justice teaching, this book explores an anti-oppressive pedagogy for university and college classrooms. Authentic classroom discussions about oppression and diversity can be difficult; a mindful approach allows students to explore their experiences with compassion and to engage in critical inquiry to confront their deeply held beliefs and value systems. This engaging book is full of practical tips for deepening learning, addressing challenging situations, and providing mindfulness practices in anti-oppression classrooms. Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy is for all higher education professionals interested in pedagogy that empowers and engages students in the complex unlearning of oppression.