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Download The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,116 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Parker J. Palmer Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laurel | 2/20/2014

    " The one complaint I have, even though this is a book I keep near me all school year, is that it's a little bit too "self-helpy/new-agey/mystical". But, that aside, it's helped me to be a more confidant teacher. Palmer talks about how teaching is a profession where you HAVE to be yourself or you won't have integrity. It's about letting who you are as a person inform your instruction. Once you've lost the ability to do that, it's impossible to do your job well. Full of anecdotes from Palmer's own career. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ed Ingman | 2/19/2014

    " I've read it once, but now I'm going through it again. Trying to glean more from Mr. Palmer. He's an AMAZING thinker and writer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Caroline | 2/18/2014

    " Too theoretical and, ultimately, boring to finish "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Claudia | 2/18/2014

    " I got to meet Parker Palmer at a conference. He wasn't a very dynamic keynote speaker, but what an inspiration. I reread this book when I'm feeling overwhelmed by my job. This one sustains me. "

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