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The Courage to Teach Conversations

This page contains the bonus conversations about the inner life of educators, which were included as audio on CD with The Courage to Teach, Tenth Anniversary Edition and on DVD with the companion guidebook, The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal.

The 20th anniversary edition of the book is slated for August 2017! (Preorder here.)

“[Courage to Teach] is not just a vacation or a weekend away from home, but the soul-deep support of a chance to have conversations about things that really matter and a chance to grow, from the inside out.”

Part 1: What do we mean by The Courage to Teach?

Part 2: In Solitude and Community

Part 3: Teachers – A Vital Human Resource

Part 4: The Social Impact of the Fully Engaged Human Heart

Part 5: Safe Space for the Soul

Part 6: The Gifts of Authentic Conversations

Part 7: Honest, Open Questions

Part 8: Courage Work with Religious Leaders

Part 9: Courage Work with Physicians

Part 10: Looking Ahead – A Chain of Integrity

Part 11: Building a Movement to Live Divided No More

Videos from The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection & Renewal

The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal: 20th Anniversary Edition
(Jossey-Bass, 2017) by Parker J. Palmer with Megan Scribner

The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal has been thoroughly updated and expanded to help readers reflect on their teaching and renew their sense of vocation. The Guide proposes practical ways to create “safe space” for honest reflection and probing conversation, and offers chapter-by-chapter questions and exercises to explore the many insights in The Courage to Teach. Discussion questions related to the topics explored in the interview have been integrated into the Guide, giving individuals and study groups a chance to have “a conversation with the author” as well as an engagement with the text.

(All 14 Chapters + Extras)

This set of companion videos brings The Courage to Teach alive through a 70-minute interview with Parker J. Palmer. Palmer reflects on a wide range of subjects including the heart of the teacher, the crisis in education, diverse ways of knowing, relationships in teaching and learning, approaches to institutional transformation, and teachers as “culture heroes.”

The Courage to Teach DVD videos invite teachers to reflect on their teaching and renew their sense of vocation.

Featured here are all 24 chapters and 5 bonus videos.

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Learn more about The Courage to Teach here.

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“The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal” DVD
Published by Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint
© 2007 Parker Palmer and  The Center for Courage & Renewal