Parker J. Palmer, PhD, founder and senior partner emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal, is a world-renowned writer, speaker, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality, and social change. He has reached millions worldwide through his nine books, including Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, A Hidden Wholeness, and Healing the Heart of Democracy. Palmer holds a PhD in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as eleven honorary doctorates, two Distinguished Achievement Awards from the National Educational Press Association, and an Award of Excellence from the Associated Church Press. In 2010, Palmer was given the William Rainey Harper Award. In 2011, he was named an Utne Reader Visionary, one of 25 people who are changing your world.
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- Considering the Courage and Practice of Teaching
- Parker Palmer, PhD, and Maryellen Weimer, PhD, talk about the underpinnings of their approaches to their work as teachers. They discuss the critical role of self-knowledge as a precursor to your work with students, as well as why it is the key to growth and development as teachers.
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