To Know As We Are Known: A Spirituality of Education
This primer on authentic education explores how mind and heart can work together in the learning process. Moving beyond the bankruptcy of our current model of education, Parker Palmer finds the soul of education through a lifelong cultivation of the wisdom each of us possesses and can share to benefit others.
It made a lot of sense to me when he said that people who see truth as something completely objective will see people and the world as something outside of them to be manipulated and contro...more
“But yield who will to their separation
My object is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As two eyes make one in sight.
Thomas Merton: “The object of education is to show a person how to define himself authentically and spontaneously in relation to his world.
When the highest form of classroom participation is the answering of a question, we come to see truth as other and as out there apart from us; knowing becomes a spectator sport. But knowing involv...more
One of those books that I highlighted just about every other paragraph.
I need to reread too, as if I attempt to do a roundup of the content, it's going to sound too abstract, but it's not heady stuff at all. Rather, it is an eloquent inquiry into "obedience of truth", what it means to educate and to be educated, that to love is "to know" and "to know" is to love. That it is about asking questions and inciting an inner fire, not about authoritarian objectivism or su...more
July 15, 2013— Just finished this lovingly challenging "truthful" book. Amazed at the insight. Challenged by its call. Wondering how this will, once again, change me as teacher? The last chapter on the spiritual formation of tea...more
He talks at one point about how when we read, we not only learn from what is in them, but the story reads us as well, and discovers parts of us that we may not be familiar with. I really enjoyed that idea, and can see how it is...more