The Courage to Teach, 10th Anniversary Edition: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: June 2009
Duration: 8 hours 36 minutes
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. 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.