This month we’re giving away another book from our collection of UCAT staff favorites, Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach.
Parker Palmer holds a Ph.D. in sociology (as well as many honorary doctorates) and now works as a writer, speaker, and activist.
Here’s a description of the book from the publisher:
“This book builds on a simple premise: good teaching cannot be reduced to technique but is rooted in the identity and integrity of the teacher. Good teaching takes myriad forms but good teachers share one trait: they are authentically present in the classroom, in community with their students and their subject. They possess “a capacity for connectedness” and are able to weave a complex web of connections between themselves, their subjects, and their students, helping their students weave a world for themselves. The connections made by good teachers are held not in their methods but in their hearts — the place where intellect, emotion, spirit, and will converge in the human self — supported by the community that emerges among us when we choose to live authentic lives.”
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