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The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal - Parker J. Palmer

The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal

By: Parker J. Palmer, Megan Scribner (As told to)

Paperback Published: 28th August 2017
ISBN: 9781119434818
Number Of Pages: 192

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The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection & Renewal is a helpful companion to Parker J. Palmer's classic work on restoring identity and integrity to professional life. A superb resource for those who wish to extend their exploration of the ideas in The Courage to Teach, as individuals or part of a study group, the Guide provides practical ways to create "safe space" for honest reflection and probing conversations and offers chapter-by-chapter questions and exercises to further explore the many insights in The Courage to Teach.

The bonus online content includes a 70-minute interview with Parker Palmer, in which Palmer reflects on a wide range of subjects including the heart of the teacher, the crisis in education, diverse ways of knowing, relationships in teaching and learning, approaches to institutional transformation, and teachers as "culture heroes." Discussion questions related to the topics explored in the interview have been integrated into the Guide, giving individuals and study groups a chance to have "a conversation with the author" as well as an engagement with the text.

FOREWORD vii INTRODUCTION 1 PART ONE Guidelines for Individual and Group Study 7 Individual Study 8 Group Study 9 Membership and Leadership Physical Space Intellectual Space Emotional Space Spiritual Space Six Paradoxes of Space The Clearness Committee Touchstones for Creating Safe Spaces A Word of Encouragement 19 PART TWO Questions and Activities for Each Chapter 21 I The Heart of a Teacher: Identity and Integrity in Teaching 25 II A Culture of Fear: Education and the Disconnected Life 35 III The Hidden Wholeness: Paradox in Teaching and Learning 45 IV Knowing in Community: Joined by the Grace of Great Things 51 V Teaching in Community: A Subject-Centered Education 59 VI Learning in Community: The Conversation of Colleagues 65 VII Divided No More: Teaching from a Heart of Hope 73 Afterword to the Tenth Anniversary Edition: The New Professional: Education for Transformation 81 APPENDIXES 93 A Suggestions for Organizing a Courage to Teach Book Discussion Group, by David Leo-Nyquist 95 Sample Invitation Letter for a Courage to Teach Book Discussion Group Sample Follow-Up Letter for a Courage to Teach Book Discussion Group B The Heart of a Teacher: Identity and Integrity in Teaching (an essay from Change magazine that summarizes The Courage to Teach) 101 C The Clearness Committee: A Communal Approach to Discernment 123 D About the Center for Courage & Renewal 143 E The Courage to Teach: A Retreat Program for Personal Renewal and Institutional Transformation, by Parker J. Palmer 147 F Resources for Courage to Teach Discussion Groups 157 THE AUTHORS 171 ABOUT THE COMPANION MEDIA 175

ISBN: 9781119434818
ISBN-10: 1119434815
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 28th August 2017
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Special edition

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