The Courage To Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life - S...
Mondays, 12:00-1:00 pm, February 29, March 21, April 4 and April 18, in Lib 378
Faciliators: Susan Hill and Brittany Flokstra
It’s time to pull out a classic on what it means to be a teacher. From Parker Palmer's book jacket: “I am a teacher at heart, and there are moments in the classroom when I can hardly hold the joy…..But at other moments, the classroom is so lifeless or painful or confused—and I am so powerless to do anything about it—that my claim to be a teacher seems a transparent sham….If you are a teacher who never has bad days, or who has them but does not care, this book is for you. 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.” Is it time for you to think again—or for the first time—about your identity as a teacher? Is it time to think again—or for the first time—about what it means to teach? Join us.
Register by Monday, November 30, and we’ll get you a copy of the book to read over break!