Books That Inspire 2010

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life
Parker J. Palmer

For almost thirty years, I have tried to teach in ways that minimize the negative effects my particular personality might include. My "fear" has been that Self would be biased or arbitrary. Parker Palmer directly addresses the best uses of Self in this book. He admits that it takes courage to blend professional roles with personal attributes. His book is inspiring - he is a teacher who grapples with ethical, moral and spiritual concerns. He shares his insights in the form of personal stories. And his book is liberating - he is a teacher who has found the courage for his voice.

From Books That Inspire 2002.

Diane Holt-Reynolds
Associate Professor