The Courage to Teach

The Courage to Teach
Author: Parker J. Palmer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-06-11
ISBN 10: 1118041569
ISBN 13: 9781118041567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courage to Teach Book Review:

"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

The Courage to Teach
Author: Parker J. Palmer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 1119413044
ISBN 13: 9781119413042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courage to Teach Book Review:

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.

The Courage to Teach

The Courage to Teach
Author: Parker J. Palmer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-05-18
ISBN 10: 0470469277
ISBN 13: 9780470469279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courage to Teach Book Review:

"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

The Courage to Teach
Author: Parker J. Palmer,Livsey
Publsiher: Jossey-Bass
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780787953324
ISBN 13: 0787953326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courage to Teach Book Review:

Now updated, this title has always been about helping teachers recover their passion for teaching, one of the most difficult and conflicted professions. Pushed and pulled by regulations and institutions, teachers can feel ground down and demoralized without connection with the heart of their vocation.

The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal

The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal
Author: Parker J. Palmer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-08-28
ISBN 10: 1119434815
ISBN 13: 9781119434818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal Book Review:

"Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher's life is difficult to do alone or without guidance for reflecting on what THE COURAGE TO TEACH means to the reader. This guide is a welcome resource for those who wish to extend their exploration beyond just reading the book, individually or within a study group. Includes online video content featuring an interview with Parker Palmer discussing the crisis in education, the heart of a teacher, ways of knowing, the importance of relationship in teaching and learning, teacher renewal, and spirituality in education"--

The Heart of Higher Education

The Heart of Higher Education
Author: Parker J. Palmer,Arthur Zajonc,Megan Scribner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-07-26
ISBN 10: 0470487909
ISBN 13: 9780470487907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of Higher Education Book Review:

A call to advance integrative teaching and learning in higher education. From Parker Palmer, best-selling author of The Courage to Teach, and Arthur Zajonc, professor of physics at Amherst College and director of the academic program of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, comes this call to revisit the roots and reclaim the vision of higher education. The Heart of Higher Education proposes an approach to teaching and learning that honors the whole human being—mind, heart, and spirit—an essential integration if we hope to address the complex issues of our time. The book offers a rich interplay of analysis, theory, and proposals for action from two educators and writers who have contributed to developing the field of integrative education over the past few decades. Presents Parker Palmer’s powerful response to critics of holistic learning and Arthur Zajonc’s elucidation of the relationship between science, the humanities, and the contemplative traditions Explores ways to take steps toward making colleges and universities places that awaken the deepest potential in students, faculty, and staff Offers a practical approach to fostering renewal in higher education through collegiality and conversation The Heart of Higher Education is for all who are new to the field of holistic education, all who want to deepen their understanding of its challenges, and all who want to practice and promote this vital approach to teaching and learning on their campuses.

Teaching with Fire

Teaching with Fire
Author: Sam M. Intrator,Megan Scribner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003-10-10
ISBN 10: 0787969702
ISBN 13: 9780787969707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching with Fire Book Review:

Reclaim Your Fire "Teaching with Fire is a glorious collection of the poetry that has restored the faith of teachers in the highest, most transcendent values of their work with children....Those who want us to believe that teaching is a technocratic and robotic skill devoid of art or joy or beauty need to read this powerful collection. So, for that matter, do we all." ?Jonathan Kozol, author of Amazing Grace and Savage Inequalities "When reasoned argument fails, poetry helps us make sense of life. A few well-chosen images, the spinning together of words creates a way of seeing where we came from and lights up possibilities for where we might be going....Dip in, read, and ponder; share with others. It's inspiration in the very best sense." ?Deborah Meier, co-principal of The Mission Hill School, Boston and founder of a network of schools in East Harlem, New York "In the Confucian tradition it is said that the mark of a golden era is that children are the most important members of the society and teaching is the most revered profession. Our jour ney to that ideal may be a long one, but it is books like this that will sustain us - for who are we all at our best save teachers, and who matters more to us than the children?" ?Peter M. Senge, founding chair, SoL (Society for Organizational Learning) and author of The Fifth Discipline Those of us who care about the young and their education must find ways to remember what teaching and learning are really about. We must find ways to keep our hearts alive as we serve our students. Poetry has the power to keep us vital and focused on what really matters in life and in schooling. Teaching with Fire is a wonderful collection of eighty-eight poems from such well-loved poets as Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Billy Collins, Emily Dickinson, and Pablo Neruda. Each of these evocative poems is accompanied by a brief story from a teacher explaining the significance of the poem in his or her life's work. This beautiful book also includes an essay that describes how poetry can be used to grow both personally and professionally. Teaching With Fire was written in partnership with the Center for Teacher Formation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Royalties from this book will be used to fund scholarship opportunities for teachers to grow and learn.

Beautiful Risks

Beautiful Risks
Author: Ronald A. Beghetto
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-12-14
ISBN 10: 1475834748
ISBN 13: 9781475834741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Risks Book Review:

The aim of this book is to help you and your students identify the kinds of risks that are worth taking, better anticipate and navigate potential hazards associated with those risks and maximize the potential benefits.

A Hidden Wholeness

A Hidden Wholeness
Author: Parker J. Palmer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN 10: 0470453761
ISBN 13: 9780470453766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hidden Wholeness Book Review:

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 with Heart

Teaching with Heart
Author: Sam M. Intrator,Megan Scribner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-05-19
ISBN 10: 1118459431
ISBN 13: 9781118459430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching with Heart Book Review:

Each and every day teachers show up in their classrooms with a relentless sense of optimism. Despite the complicated challenges of schools, they come to and remain in the profession inspired by a conviction that through education they can move individuals and society to a more promising future. In Teaching with Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach a diverse group of ninety teachers describe the complex of emotions and experiences of the teaching life – joy, outrage, heartbreak, hope, commitment and dedication. Each heartfelt commentary is paired with a cherished poem selected by the teacher. The contributors represent a broad array of educators: K-12 teachers, principals, superintendents, college professors, as well as many non-traditional teachers. They range from first year teachers to mid-career veterans to those who have retired after decades in the classroom. They come from inner-city, suburban, charter and private schools. The teachers identified an eclectic collection of poems and poets from Emily Dickinson, to Richard Wright, to Mary Oliver to the rapper Tupac Shakur. It is a book by teachers and for all who teach. The book also includes a poignant Foreword by Parker J. Palmer (The Courage to Teach), a stirring Introduction by Taylor Mali (What Teachers Make), and a moving Afterword by Sarah Brown Wessling (Teaching Channel). Where Teaching with Fire honored and celebrated the work of teachers; Teaching with Heart salutes the tenacious and relentless optimism of teachers and their belief that despite the many challenges and obstacles of the teaching life, much is possible.

Healing the Heart of Democracy

Healing the Heart of Democracy
Author: Parker J. Palmer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-07-31
ISBN 10: 1118970365
ISBN 13: 9781118970362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing the Heart of Democracy Book Review:

Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisions In Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmerquickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us thetools to do it. This timely, courageous and practicalwork—intensely personal as well as political—is notabout them, "those people" in Washington D.C., or in ourstate capitals, on whom we blame our political problems. It's aboutus, "We the People," and what we can do in everyday settingslike families, neighborhoods, classrooms, congregations andworkplaces to resist divide-and-conquer politics and restore agovernment "of the people, by the people, for the people." In the same compelling, inspiring prose that has made him abestselling author, Palmer explores five "habits of the heart" thatcan help us restore democracy's foundations as we nurture them inourselves 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 andempowering call for "We the People" to reclaim ourdemocracy. The online journal Democracy & Educationcalled it "one of the most important books of the early 21stCentury." And Publishers Weekly, in a Starred Review, said"This beautifully written book deserves a wide audience that willbenefit from discussing it."

On the Brink of Everything

On the Brink of Everything
Author: Parker J. Palmer
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN 10: 1523095458
ISBN 13: 9781523095452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Brink of Everything Book Review:

Aging as a passage of discovery and engagement From bestselling author Parker J. Palmer comes a brave and beautiful book for all who want to age reflectively, seeking new insights and life-giving ways to engage in the world. “Age itself,” he says, “is no excuse to wade in the shallows. It's a reason to dive deep and take creative risks.” Looking back on eight decades of life—and on his work as a writer, teacher, and activist—Palmer explores what he's learning about self and world, inviting readers to explore their own experience. In prose and poetry—and three downloadable songs written for the book by the gifted Carrie Newcomer—he meditates on the meanings of life, past, present, and future. “The laws of nature that dictate sundown dictate our demise. But how we travel the arc toward the sunset of our lives is ours to choose: will it be denial, defiance, or collaboration?” With compassion and chutzpah, gravitas and levity, Palmer writes about cultivating a vital inner and outer life, finding meaning in suffering and joy, and forming friendships across the generations that bring new life to young and old alike.

Stories of the Courage to Teach

Stories of the Courage to Teach
Author: Sam M. Intrator
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2007-08-17
ISBN 10: 078799684X
ISBN 13: 9780787996840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories of the Courage to Teach Book Review:

Presents a collection of true stories by teachers seeking to reconnect with their vocation.

The Passionate Teacher

The Passionate Teacher
Author: Robert Fried
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN 10: 0807031364
ISBN 13: 9780807031360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Passionate Teacher Book Review:

An inspiring handbook, enthusiastically embraced by teachers; with a new chapter Every teacher can be a passionate teacher-one who engages young people in the excitement of learning and ideas-if teaching is not undermined by the ways we "do business" in schools. The Passionate Teacher draws on voices, stories, and successes of teachers in urban, suburban, and rural classrooms to help you become, and remain, a passionate teacher despite the obstacles. This edition includes a new chapter for teachers beginning their careers From the Trade Paperback edition.

To Know as We Are Known

To Know as We Are Known
Author: Parker J. Palmer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-06-22
ISBN 10: 0062010794
ISBN 13: 9780062010797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Know as We Are Known Book Review:

This primer on authentic education explores how mind and heart can work together in the learning process. Moving beyond the bankruptcy of our current model of education, Parker Palmer finds the soul of education through a lifelong cultivation of the wisdom each of us possesses and can share to benefit others.

The Courage Way

The Courage Way
Author: , The Center for Courage & Renewal,Shelly L. Francis
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1626567778
ISBN 13: 9781626567771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courage Way Book Review:

The Courage Way Leading and Living with Integrity Leadership can be exhausting, lonely, frustrating, disappointing, and downright discouraging. You have to make good decisions while balancing inevitable tensions and knowing when to take risks. You need to keep your values in sight regardless of the pressures around you and stay calm in the storms that arise. At its core, leadership is a daily, ongoing practice, a journey toward becoming your best self and inviting others to do the same. And at the heart of this daily practice is courage. And that's where The Courage Way comes in. It's a guide to leadership that names and explores this important resource and shows leaders how to access and draw upon courage in all that they do. It has its roots in the work of Parker J. Palmer, who in fifty years of teaching, speaking, and writing has explored the human spirit—what he has called “the inner landscape”—and its role in life and leadership. Shelly Francis identifies key ingredients needed to cultivate courage, the most fundamental being trust—in ourselves and in each other. She describes the Center for Courage & Renewal's Circle of Trust approach, centered around eleven “touchstones,” poetic and practical operating guidelines for holding the meaningful conversations of inner work and trust building. Each chapter features true stories of how leaders in all kinds of settings have overcome challenges and strengthened their organizations through touchstones like “Extend invitation, not demand,” “No fixing, saving, advising, or correcting,” and “When the going gets rough, turn to wonder.” This graceful and inspiring book is a guide to courageous leadership and a journey of self-discovery—the two are inextricable. As Francis writes, “Courage is not only in you—it is you. In your moments of courage, that's when you meet your true self.”

The Courage to Be Happy

The Courage to Be Happy
Author: Ichiro Kishimi,Fumitake Koga
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-12-24
ISBN 10: 1982123028
ISBN 13: 9781982123024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courage to Be Happy Book Review:

In this follow-up to the international phenomenon The Courage to Be Disliked, discover how to reconnect with your true self, experience true happiness, and live the life you want. What if one simple choice could unlock your destiny? Already a major Japanese bestseller, this eye-opening and accessible follow-up to the “compelling” (Marc Andreessen) international phenomenon The Courage to be Disliked shares the powerful teachings of Alfred Adler, one of the giants of 19th-century psychology, through another illuminating dialogue between the philosopher and the young man. Three years after their first conversation, the young man finds himself disillusioned and disappointed, convinced Adler’s teachings only work in theory, not in practice. But through further discussions between the philosopher and the young man, they deepen their own understandings of Adler’s powerful teachings, and learn the tools needed to apply Adler’s teachings to the chaos of everyday life. To be read on its own or as a companion to the bestselling first book, The Courage to Be Happy reveals a bold new way of thinking and living, empowering you to let go of the shackles of past trauma and the expectations of others, and to use this freedom to create the life you truly desire. Plainspoken yet profoundly moving, reading The Courage to Be Happy will light a torch with the power to illuminate your life and brighten the world as we know it. Discover the courage to choose happiness.

The Courage to Be Kind

The Courage to Be Kind
Author: Jenny Levin,Rena Rosen
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2017-02-08
ISBN 10: 1480837180
ISBN 13: 9781480837188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courage to Be Kind Book Review:

Have you been at the grocery store and your child points at someone who looks different and asks loudly, Whats wrong with that person? or Why does he need a wheelchair? Your first reaction is usually to hush your child and apologize to the person or hope he or she didnt notice. Telling a child to be quiet and not look can be shameful for both the child and the person with the difference. Instead of silencing our children and ignoring their curiosity, we should embrace uniqueness in a positive way. In The Courage to Be Kind, authors Jenny Levin and Rena Rosen teach children and parents how to act and respond when they see someone who looks different. Learn with Sam and Ellie as they encounter and interact with several kids in different ways. Ellie is blunt and often offensive. Sam tries to find common ground with each person and provides an example of how to behave. The dramatization of each difference includes photographs and a list of frequently asked questions so kids and parents can learn about various syndromes together. Through a series of scenarios, The Courage to Be Kind offers a tool to facilitate conversations about kindness and to teach with the art of compassion.

Living the Questions

Living the Questions
Author: Sam M. Intrator
Publsiher: Jossey-Bass
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2005-04-06
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000058029565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living the Questions Book Review:

Parker J. Palmer--who for forty years has written and spoken about subjects ranging from contemplation to community, the inner life to public life, education to social change--is known as one of the nation’s most thoughtful voices, calling us all to ways of being in the world that honor the human heart and promote a humane society. Living the Questions, a celebration of Palmer’s long and distinguished career, explores the dynamic interplay between the inner life of spirit and the outer life of work. The equally distinguished contributors, who come from a wide range of professions--university presidents, scientists, physicians, religious leaders, business consultants, public school educators, philanthropists, and community organizers--bear witness to the depth, breadth, and reach of Palmer’s work. All of them have been personally touched by his courage and determination to live a life congruent with the ideas and principles he writes about and by his candor in acknowledging his own flaws.

Be Brave Little One

Be Brave Little One
Author: Marianne Richmond
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1728233062
ISBN 13: 9781728233062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be Brave Little One Book Review:

Celebrate the courage and bravery in every child with Be Brave Little One, from the bestselling author of If I Could Keep You Little. Perfect for cheering someone on, this story affirms how bravery can show up in all different ways! When I look at you, shining bright as the sun, I wish for you this... be brave little one! Share this inspiring message at every special occasion in a young child's life! Be Brave Little One makes for the perfect: Baby shower gift Preschool graduation gift Kindergarten graduation gift First day of school gift When times are tough, this is the perfect preemie or NICU baby book for families seeking an encouraging and heartfelt message of bravery.