The Courage To Teach: The Hidden Wholeness: Paradox in Teaching and Learning

In Chapter 3 (yes, I'm only in Chapter 3, I'm a slow reader), Palmer talks about paradoxes and using paradoxes in looking at ourselves and looking at how we teach.  He operationalizes paradoxes as opposites, or as he calls them, "either-ors".  Instead of choosing one of the "either-or" options, he suggests we choose both.  To …

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The Courage to Teach: Fear

I've been procrastinating on this post for some time.  I finished Chapter 2 a couple weeks ago, haven't quite wrapped my thoughts around the subject -- fear.  I'm not sure I really want to, so I'm moving on... Nonetheless, the point of the chapter is we may have fears that affect our teaching and our …