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The Courage to Teach by Parker J. Palmer
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This book was useful to me in validating my philosophy on teaching and on providing thoughtful stories/strategies (rather than techniques). It was less useful in its new-agey, hippy-dippy, self-helpey take on things; I tended to gloss over those despite being a spiritual person myself (and one who even reads self-help books on occasion).

Loved the focus on identity and integrity as the major requirements for teaching. Also the differentiation between a student interacting with a subject through a teacher (and thereby somewhat diluted) and a teacher helping to facilitate the student engaging with the subject itself. Key difference, I think.

I'll definitely remember those points from this book. The way this book made me think of certain things has already impacted things I say on the subject of education.

Glad Rev. Sunflower recommended it to me! (Or, really, placed it straight into my hands.)
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Reading Progress

May 22, 2014 – Started Reading
May 22, 2014 – Shelved
Finished Reading
October 25, 2014 – Shelved as: 2014

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