The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal
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The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal, 10th Anniversary Edition, is a superb resource for those who wish to extend their exploration of the ideas in The Courage to Teach, as individuals or as part of a study group. The Guide has been thoroughly updated and expanded to help readers reflect on their teaching and renew their sense of vocation. The Guide proposes practical ways to create safe space for honest reflection and probing conversation, and offers chapter-by-chapter questions and exercises to explore the many insights in The Courage to Teach. The companion DVD brings The Courage to Teach alive through a 70-minute interview with Parker J. Palmer, originally recorded as a resource for the Center for Courage & Renewal (www.CourageRenewal.org). 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.

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  • Mixed media product | 192 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
  • 11 Sep 2007
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York
  • English
  • Special edition
  • 10th Anniversary edition
  • 0787996874
  • 9780787996871
  • 33,312

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Parker J. Palmer is a highly respected writer, lecturer, teacher, and activist. His work speaks deeply to people in many walks of life, including education, medicine, religion, law, philanthropy, the public sector, and social change. Author of seven books, including the bestsellers Let Your Life Speak and A Hidden Wholeness, his writing has been recognized with ten honorary doctorates and a number of national awards. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Megan Scribner is a freelance editor and evaluator who works with numerous foundations and educational organizations. She is co-editor (with Sam Intrator) of Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach and Leading from Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead, and lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.

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"The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal," 10th Anniversary Edition, is a superb resource for those who wish to extend their exploration of the ideas in The Courage to Teach, as individuals or as part of a study group. The Guide has been thoroughly updated and expanded to help readers reflect on their teaching and renew their sense of vocation. The Guide proposes practical ways to create "safe space" for honest reflection and probing conversation, and offers chapter-by-chapter questions and exercises to explore the many insights in The Courage to Teach. The companion DVD brings The Courage to Teach alive through a 70-minute interview with Parker J. Palmer, originally recorded as a resource for the Center for Courage & Renewal (www.CourageRenewal.org). 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.

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"The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal," 10th Anniversary Edition, is a superb resource for those who wish to extend their exploration of the ideas in The Courage to Teach, as individuals or as part of a study group. The "Guide" has been thoroughly updated and expanded to help readers reflect on their teaching and renew their sense of vocation. The "Guide" proposes practical ways to create " safe space" for honest reflection and probing conversation, and offers chapter-by-chapter questions and exercises to explore the many insights in "The Courage to Teach," The companion DVD brings "The Courage to Teach" alive through a 70-minute interview with Parker J. Palmer, originally recorded as a resource for the Center for Courage & Renewal (www.CourageRenewal.org). 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.

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