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The Courage to Teach, 10th Anniversary Edition

Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teachers Life

by Parker J. Palmer Author · Stefan Rudnicki Narrator


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Palmer's classic teaching manual builds on the simple premise that 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. 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—when we choose to live authentic lives.

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Blackstone Publishing
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
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Parker J. Palmer (Author)

Parker J. Palmer holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage and Renewal, senior associate of the American Association for Higher Education, and senior advisor to the Fetzer...

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