Stories of the Courage to Teach Honoring the Teacher's Heart

ISBN-10: 078799684X
ISBN-13: 9780787996840
Edition: 2002 (Reprint)
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Description: In Stories of the Courage to Teach, Sam Intrator offers a collection of narratives, told by teachers in their own words, that honor the hearts of all teachers who struggle to reconnect with the source of their vocation. In the face of day-to-day  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

In Stories of the Courage to Teach, Sam Intrator offers a collection of narratives, told by teachers in their own words, that honor the hearts of all teachers who struggle to reconnect with the source of their vocation. In the face of day-to-day obstacles that often times get in the way of good teaching, these teachers have found ways to serve their students, cultivate their own passion for teaching, work towards a common purpose with colleagues, and as Parker Palmer writes, "bring more light and life into the world." Sam M. Intrator (Northampton, MA) is Professor of Education and Child Study at Smith College and coauthor of Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (0-7879-6970-2).

Gratitudes
Foreword: Listening to Teachers
Introduction: Honoring the Teacher’s Heart
Turning Inward: Sustaining Our Own Hearts
Speaking from the Heart
This Is Where Teaching Gets Real
Teaching Had Become an Ordinary Job
An Experiment with Truth: One Teacher’s Path
Doing Small Things with Great Love
Despair and Love in Teaching (Daniel P. Liston
Sam Scheer: Coming to Terms with a Lifetime of Teaching
Adult Conversations About Unasked Questions: Teaching for Educational Justice
Reaching Out: Forging Relationships That Sustain Our Hearts
The Meaning of Life Assignment
Reclaiming Identity: Sharing a Teacher’s Truth
Of Aliens and Space
You’re the One I Expected to Meet
Arriving Where I Started: Rediscovering the Newness
Feeling, Thinking, and Acting for Change
Finding the Courage to Be Seventeen in Forty-Four-Year-Old Skin
Adversity as Ally
III. Making Change: Reforms That Honor the Teacher’s Heart
So Sweet It Made Me Jingled: Offering My Own Truth Within the System
The Risk of Teaching and Learning Differently
Lift Every Voice
Teaching Excellence and the Inner Life of a Faculty
Journey into the Wilderness: A Teacher-Researcher Group’s Retreat
Teachers-to-Be Learning from Students-Who-Are: Reconfiguring Undergraduate Teacher Preparation
Honor the People; It’s the Leader’s Work
From Charity to Justice: Toward a Theology of Urban School Reform
Toward a Leadership of Peace for the Twenty-First-Century Academy
IV. Rejuvenating Heart: The Courage to Teach Program
Courage to Teach: A Retreat Program of Personal and Professional Renewal for Educators
Afterword: What I Heard Them Say
Resources That Honor and Sustain the Teacher’s Heart (Compiled by Helen Lee)
The Editor
Center for Courage & Renewal
Index

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