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The Courage to Teach

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The Courage to Teach
A Book by Parker J. Palmer
A presentation by Erin E. Duffy

Thesis Statement:
" 'Who is the self that teaches?' is the question at the heart of this book," (Palmer 7).


GOAL!
Key Take-aways
Thank you!
Main Ideas
-Teacher identity

-Fears within educational environments

-Community within educational environments

-Balancing scales in education

-Educational movement
Information Learned
-The necessity for myself to "stop blaming institutional conditions for teaching's low estate" and instead "act in ways that honor their own commitment to the importance of teaching," (Palmer 177).

-Undivided attention and honest open questions (Palmer 157-58).

-How did these new ideas affect my teaching and learning? How are these ideas applied?
Key Concepts and Principles
-Paradox (either-or's versus both-and's)

-Community of truth and subject-centered classrooms

-The microcosm

-The undivided life


Connection to My Own Ideas
-Importance and necessity of balancing the scales in the academic environment
-How do we use this question to better serve our students, our colleagues, ourselves and the educational system?
-Bad days are part of good teaching, and present opportunities for growth

-Subject-centered classroom

-Unity
Mentors

Subjects
Why do we love to teach?
Live encounters

Diversity
Conflict
O p e n spaces
http://therecordingrevolution.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/balance.jpg.
Reform
Movement
Unity
http://irez.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/IICCY-Inception3.jpg.
Microcosm
in the classroom
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Subject
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http://therecordingrevolution.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/balance.jpg.
https://www.denverlibrary.org/files/rosa_parks_and_dr._martin_luther_king__jr..jpg.
http://irez.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/IICCY-Inception3.jpg.

Palmer, P. (1998). The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass.





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