9780787910587

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life

  • ISBN 13:

    9780787910587

  • ISBN 10:

    0787910589

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/01/1997
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

"This book is for teachers who have good days and bad --and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only fromsomething one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to hardentheir hearts, because they love learners, learning, and theteaching life." - Parker J. Palmer [from the Introduction]Teachers choose their vocation for reasons of the heart, because they care deeply about their students and abouttheir subject. But the demands of teaching cause too manyeducators 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.

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