Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach speaks to the joys and pains that teachers of every sort know well. Over the last 20 years, the book has helped countless educators reignite their passion, redirect their practice, and deal with the many pressures that accompany their vital work. Simply put, it provides the wisdom that’s been inspiring, motivating, and guiding teachers for more than two decades.
Enriched by a new foreword from Diana Chapman Walsh, this 20th Anniversary Edition builds on a simple premise: good teaching can never be reduced to technique. Good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher, that core of self where intellect, emotion, and spirit converge – enabling “live encounters” between teachers, students, and subjects that are the key to deep and lasting learning.