The Courage to Teach by Parker J. Palmer
Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life

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"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.


About Parker J. Palmer

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Parker J. Palmer's writing speaks deeply to people in many walks of life. Author of nine books—including the bestsellers The Courage to Teach, Let Your Life Speak, and A Hidden Wholeness—Palmer is the founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal. His work has been recognized with ten honorary doctorates and many national awards, including the 2010 William Rainey Harper Award, previously won by Margaret Mead, Paulo Freire, and Elie Wiesel.
Published May 18, 2009 by Jossey-Bass. 273 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Business & Economics, Professional & Technical, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Palmer’s (Let Your Life Speak) newest was six years in the making.

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good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher."" For Palmer, such integrity comes from the inner self of the teacher, and he argues that the courage to teach involves probing the heart to find the ""heart's longing to be connected with the largeness of life--a longing that an...

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