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: 1118041569

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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"This book is for teachers who have good days and bad — and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life." — Parker J. Palmer [from the Introduction] For many years, Parker Palmer has worked on behalf of teachers and others who choose their vocations for reasons of the heart but may lose heart because of the troubled, sometimes toxic systems in which they work. Hundreds of thousands of readers have benefited from his approach in THE COURAGE TO TEACH, which takes teachers on an inner journey toward reconnecting with themselves, their students, their colleagues, and their vocations, and reclaiming their passion for one of the most challenging and important of human endeavors. This book builds on a simple premise: good teaching cannot be reduced to technique but is rooted in the identity and integrity of the teacher. Good teaching takes myriad forms but good teachers share one trait: they are authentically present in the classroom, in community with their students and their subject. They possess "a capacity for connectedness" and are able to weave a complex web of connections between themselves, their subjects, and their students, helping their students 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, emotion, spirit, and will converge in the human self — supported by the community that emerges among us when we choose to live authentic lives. BONUS: Includes an audio CD featuring a 45-minute conversation between Parker Palmer and his colleagues, Marcy Jackson and Estrus Tucker from the Center for Courage & Renewal. They reflect on what they have learned from working with thousands of teachers in their "Courage to Teach" program (www.CourageRenewal.org)and with others who yearn for greater integrity in their professional lives. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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: 0470469277

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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"This book is for teachers who have good days and bad -- and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life." - Parker J. Palmer [from the Introduction] Teachers choose their vocation for reasons of the heart, because they care deeply about their students and about their subject. But the demands of teaching cause too many educators to lose heart. Is it possible to take heart in teaching once more so that we can continue to do what good teachers always do -- give heart to our students? In The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer takes teachers on an inner journey toward reconnecting with their vocation and their students -- and recovering their passion for one of the most difficult and important of human endeavors.

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.

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.

Pathways to a Nursing Education Career

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Author: Judith A. Halstead,Betsy Frank

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106536

Category: Medical

Page: 196

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Written by two recognized national leaders in nursing education, Pathways to a Nursing Education Career is a vital resource for novice nurse educators and graduate students who are beginning careers in nursing education. This experiential text, written in a conversational tone, helps readers through the challenging and overwhelming transition from a nursing practice role to a nursing faculty role. It draws upon the authors' own experiences to identify strategies for transition and to help readers grow in their new nurse educator role. Key features: An explanation of the unique characteristics of each type of educational institution Content that is appropriate for nursing faculty in any academic setting, including community, liberal arts, and comprehensive or research universities Case studies that illustrate the variety and challenges of new faculty roles Reflective questions called "Think Abouts" that support reflective thinking

Let Your Life Speak

Listening for the Voice of Vocation

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Author: Parker J. Palmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787975001

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.

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.

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.

To Set One's Heart

Belief and Teaching in the Church

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780804214421

Category: Religion

Page: 102

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This book uses belief information as an organizing center for the church's teaching ministry. It offers five detailed models of teaching expressed in terms of how each contributes to the development of faith: information-processing, group interaction, indirect communication, personal development, and action/reflection. Each model includes concrete examples of how the method might be used in a church's educational program to further belief development. To Set One's Heart provides both theory and practice, combining the insights of theology, education, and socialization. The result: an in depth examination of religious belief, teaching, and intentionality.

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.

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. Aycock

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412909037

Category: Education

Page: 218

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John Dewey and the Art of Teaching is an engaging and accessible introduction to the art of teaching as seen through the eyes of John Dewey. The authors 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.

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

View: 1404

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.

Healing the Heart of Democracy

The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit

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Author: Parker J. Palmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118970365

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisions In Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmer quickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us the tools to do it. This timely, courageous and practical work—intensely personal as well as political—is not about them, "those people" in Washington D.C., or in our state capitals, on whom we blame our political problems. It's about us, "We the People," and what we can do in everyday settings like families, neighborhoods, classrooms, congregations and workplaces to resist divide-and-conquer politics and restore a government "of the people, by the people, for the people." In the same compelling, inspiring prose that has made him a bestselling author, Palmer explores five "habits of the heart" that can help us restore democracy's foundations as we nurture them in ourselves and each other: An understanding that we are all in this together An appreciation of the value of "otherness" An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways A sense of personal voice and agency A capacity to create community Healing the Heart of Democracy is an eloquent and empowering call for "We the People" to reclaim our democracy. The online journal Democracy & Education called it "one of the most important books of the early 21st Century." And Publishers Weekly, in a Starred Review, said "This beautifully written book deserves a wide audience that will benefit from discussing it."

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.

Happy-Go-Yoga

Simple Poses to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, and Add Joy

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Author: Christine Chen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455581941

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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Playful, simple, and beneficial yoga poses and mental exercises set in your real life to help alleviate pain and stress. No mat, big class, or huge time commitment required - just your commitment to feeling better and being happier! "Highly recommended as a way to create healthy habits for a more peaceful, happy life." --New York Journal of Books A #1 National Bestseller on Amazon in Exercise & Fitness and Injury Prevention A #1 New Release on Amazon (2015) Sold globally in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada and More Translated and sold in Russia Advice from the book and author featured in: Fox Health News, HLN/CNN, Todayshow.com, USA Today, AARP Life Reimagined, Costco Connection, Real Simple, Health.com and more! Yoga isn't about becoming a human pretzel, being vegan, or wearing trendy workout clothes to a green juice bar. Based on her own healing journey, instructor Christine Chen presents a fun, easy way to do yoga at home, in the office, during a commute, and more--no matter your fitness level, yoga experience, age or gender.

Burned in

Fueling the Fire to Teach

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Author: Audrey A. Friedman,Luke Reynolds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807751978

Category: Education

Page: 158

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Almost half of new teachers leave the profession within their first year. New teachers need support, mentoring, encouragement, and, most importantly, hope in order to survive the challenges of their first years of teaching. Burned In features essays from visionary educators, including Jim Burke, Peter Elbow, James Loewen, Gregory Michie, Sonia Nieto, Kirsten Olson, and Parker Palmer. Their personal stories will help fuel novice and veteran educators' passion for teaching so they stay "burned in" instead of burning out. Readers will hear inspiring stories of veteran public school teachers, as well as powerful research finding about what teachers need to succeed in today's classrooms. Never before has a single volume brought together the experiences of so many renowned teachers, scholars, and bestselling authors.

Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy

Social Justice in Higher Education

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Author: Beth Berila

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317520785

Category: Education

Page: 182

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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.

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

Teaching Biblical Faith

Leading Small Group Bible Studies

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Author: Jack L. Seymore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781630884307

Category: Religion

Page: 116

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Cultivate a whole congregation approach to Bible study.

Fashion Me a People

Curriculum in the Church

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Author: Maria Harris

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664240523

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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"A beautiful, insightful, and creative work that could be fashioned only by a true artist in the art of religious education".---Thomas H. Groome, Associate Professor of Theology nad Religious Education, Boston College