"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.
Author: Parker J. Palmer
"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.
In the second stage , the emphasis shifted to a focused life - story approach where teachers discussed their personal involvement in sport from early ...
Author: Kathleen R. Armour
Publisher: Psychology Press
Explores the careers of physical education teachers from two perspectives, firstly teachers' life-stories illustrate how eight teachers became involved with sport, and secondly, from a broader thematic analysis.
Resisting plateauing: Four veteran teachers' stories. ... The courage to teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher's life (10th anniversary edition) ...
Author: Qing Gu
By bringing together a distinguished group of scholars who have deep, extensive and complementary knowledge and expertise of the Chinese education system, The Work and Lives of Teachers in China engages in detailed discussions on contemporary issues about teachers and teaching in China. It locates teachers’ work and lives in a critical analysis of the political, socio-cultural, ideological and educational reform contexts, and through this, demonstrates how teachers in different professional life phases and in different schools are able to retain their vocational strength and commitment for learning and development. Using rich illustrations from real teachers in real primary and secondary schools, this book represents a collection of scholarly writings which build research and practice informed new knowledge about the nature of teachers’ work and lives in China. Through these comprehensive case studies, the book illustrates to policy makers, head teachers and training and development organisations the importance of sustaining teachers’ commitment and wellbeing in their efforts to improve quality and standards in today’s Chinese schools. The Work and Lives of Teachers in China provides valuable insight for policy makers, educators, researchers, teachers and students in education and beyond.
Living Your Best Teacher Life is a fresh approach to health and wellness specifically for teachers.
Author: Nelcia A. a. Roehm
Living Your Best Teacher Life is a fresh approach to health and wellness specifically for teachers. It's all about transforming non productive habits, and replacing those by building new ones that can create positive lasting changes and improve the quality of YOUR life. It's about how teachers can become their very best while doing one of the most challenging jobs on the planet; teach.
The prohibition, union officials argue, is a violation of teachers' First Amendment rights to free speech and political expression.
Author: Richard E. Lange
Publisher: R&L Education
This book guides new teachers through difficult situations towards viable solutions. Great care has been taken to relate real life stories from classroom and school situations. New teachers and mentors alike will have ample opportunity to read compelling stories and decide on the best ways to resolve these every day challenges of school life.
Memories of Love, Life, and Family Rita M. Wirtz MA. CHAPTER 7 DREAM THE DREAM, LIVING A LIFE OF PURPOSE Teacher Modeling Empathy: Living a Life of Purpose.
Author: Rita M. Wirtz MA
Publisher: LifeRich Publishing
Better grab some tissues. Stories from a Teacher’s Heart: Memories of Love, Life, and Family celebrates life’s seasons, transitions, weathering storms, and greeting every day with purpose and gratitude. Most of all, Rita Wirtz inspires us to be our most optimistic selves, with determination to make a difference. Savor heartwarming stories about life, learning, and love as Rita shares the last few years of her journey as a widow, from the mountains of California to the vibrant community of Eugene, Oregon. Along the way you meet a cast of colorful characters from her schoolhouse and home. Take your pick of stories from eight uniquely interesting themes. Rita selected fifty-two favorites from a series of blogs written as a featured blogger for BAM Radio Network, EdWords. What in the heck do lemonade stands, play, homework, cursive writing, retentions, sleepovers, and speed-reading hacks have to do with one another? Everything in Rita’s world as mother, nana, and teacher, it all blends into a glorious recipe for a life, well lived. You’ll see!
For a long time people have heard about Heavenly teachers, mysterious celestial beings, who rule over earthly life from their empyreal heights but nobody ...
Author: Larisa Seklitova
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Unique information given in this book is a result of long-termed channelings of the authors with cosmic Systems of the Higher Mind. Reader can find in it new concepts about objective reality of macrocosm: Heavenly Teachers, spiritual universes, spaces, stars, comets, hologram structure of worlds, heavenly creators of the computer. This book is for those, who would like to know the secrets of human soul spiritualization as well as plants and animals and who desire to understand his/her own sense of life. The book reveals the mystery how Heavenly Teachers rule people, Their participation in babys birth, energy movement between Teacher and pupil. For the first time we get to know energetical processes at the basis of religion, about spiritual universes and their transformations, about Moon secrets and human holograms as well as about secrets of the computer and what causes viruses.
Loreen's course work and her life started to merge . What are often considered as two separate paths became one road . After hesitating for months ...
Author: Carola Conle
Publisher: Nova Publishers
In this book we demonstrate a mode of teacher education that is practical in a non-technical sense and relies on Dewey's notion of curriculum as the reconstruction of experience. We present a curriculum that emerged through collaborative self-reflection and seeks to reconstruct personal histories of schooling. As four former preservice teachers and their instructor, we engaged in jointly constructed autobiographical inquiry in order to generate data on our own past and on our current histories of teaching and learning. We wanted to illuminate parts of our lives in schools that until now belonged to our 'normal' and taken-for-granted past. We did this in order to enjoy certain degrees of awareness and choice as to which of our living stories to reinforce and which to "let run out" in our classrooms today.
Teachers touch students' lives. It is important that they touch them in a positive way. • Every person can think of a teacher who made a lasting impact in ...
Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: Eye On Education
Tales from a Teacher's Heart is a video series that tells heartwarming stories about students, schools, and teachers like you. From the lives of our authors, these true stories celebrate and explore all the ways teachers make a difference. Topics include: - the first year of teaching - teachers supporting teachers - connecting with students - and more. The Tales from a Teacher's Heart: Study Guide includes text versions of the tales, discussion questions, strategies, applications, and musings on what it means to be a teacher. Use this book for professional development, self-reflection, starting and closing meetings, and study groups.
It involves a broad view of a teacher's life, both the personal and the vocational. It looks to help teachers help aspiring teachers to understand that who ...
Author: Rich Waters
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book will serves as a practical, how-to guide so secondary school students can begin to experience working in a professional learning community as they strive to improve the schools they are in right now. In doing this, the book adheres to the idea that ‘student leadership now is the best preparation for teacher leadership later.’ It will help aspiring teachers move away from the many stale traditions in schooling as they re-conceive of the profession in ways that will make it more personally satisfying while acknowledging that the work of teachers in the 21st century must necessarily be different from what we have now, legacy practices of standardization left over from the industrial age.
Teachers. of. Spiritual. Wisdom. Gaining. Perspective. on. Life's. Perplexing. Questions. 1. Who am I? a. Are we just a product of evolution (a very smart ...
Author: Duncan S. Ferguson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
We call attention to the harsh reality that we are living in troubled times. We are especially conscious of climate change and COVID-19. We underline that these challenges impact all people. In light of this reality, we use ten primary questions that all human beings ask, consciously or unconsciously, and then amplify each of the ten primary questions with nine additional sub-questions. We then draw upon one of the great teachers of spiritual wisdom (Buddha, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, etc.) with a brief quote and then write a short "wisdom" response to the question. By "wisdom" we mean a body of accumulated reflection about the character and meaning of life. Spiritual wisdom suggests an outlook or attitude that enables us to cope, a deeper way of knowing and learning the art of living in rhythm with the soul. We use the life experience of three authors, coming from different religious and cultural outlooks.
i) Sustaining commitment The combination of factors mentioned most frequently by teachers as contributing to their sustained commitment were: 1 Leadership ...
Author: Day, Christopher
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Based on a DfES funded study of 300 teachers in 100 primary and secondary schools in England, the authors identify different patterns of influence and effect between groups of teachers, which provide powerful evidence of the complexities of teachers' work, lives, identity and commitment, in relation to their sense of agency, well-being, resilience and pupil attitudes and attainment. This, in turn, provides a clear message for teachers, teachers' associations, school leaders and policy makers internationally, in understanding and supporting the need to build and sustain school and classroom effectiveness.
Author: Charvette Yvonne Jones, EdSPublish On: 2014-09-12
Teachers teach to touch lives. Teachers touching lives means that we have impacted a whole family, whichinspired a community that affected a nation ...
Author: Charvette Yvonne Jones, EdS
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
What Happened to the Teacher’s Pet? was written as an inspirational tool to motivate teachers to teach from a perspective of passion for overall student success. Too often, society is allowed to dictate the “state of our students” and cast blame for substandard performance and failure onto the students, their choices, or their abilities. This book addresses the concept of that attitude which actually does reflect leadership. It points out the truth that lies behind our students’ so-called problems and discredits some typically misguided reasons why students cannot or will not learn. All in all, this book is dedicated to encourage teachers to teach like they mean it and believe in themselves.