Teaching with reverence : reviving an ancient virtue for today's schools
- 1st ed.
- New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Physical description
- xv, 168 p. ; 23 cm.
LC311 .T435 2012
- Unknown LC311 .T435 2012
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Reverence and Teaching: Reviving an Ancient Virtue for Today's Schools The Practice of Reverent Teaching - Robert Boostrom Reverence and Love in Teaching - Daniel P. Liston 'To Seek by Way of Silence' - Michael Dale 'Spots of Time That Glow' - Reverence, Epiphany, and the Teaching Life: Sam M. Intrator Awakening Reverence: The Role of Descriptive Inquiry in Developing Perception and Reverence-The Case of the Prospect School Teacher Education Program - Carol Rodgers Risking Reverence - Elaine J. O'Quinn Reverence for What? A Teacher's Quest - William H. Schubert Lesson One: Reverence - William Ayers Quotidian Sublimity - Megan J. Laverty Reverence for Things Not Seen: Implied Creators in Works of Art, Implied Teachers in Creative Pedagogy - Bruce Novak.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Reverence is a forgotten virtue in teaching and learning. Indeed, it is a largely forgotten virtue in American society. When remembered, we usually narrowly confine it to the religious domain and assume that the separation of church and state necessitate that we ignore it at least in public schools. When taken in a broader spiritual sense, it is often associated with a mute and prim solemnity. Even then, many think that spirituality has no place in schools. Most can only conceive teaching as about imparting skills and knowledge that will serve students well in career and life. However, the contributors to the present volume on Reverence and Teaching know that there is much more to teaching students than merely imparting knowledge. They realize that good teaching involves forming character, molding destinies, creating an enduring passion for learning, appreciating beauty, caring for others, and much more. In some sense of the word, teaching is a spiritual, although not necessarily a religious, activity. When done well, it cultivates human intimacy and allows teachers to find creative self-expression in classroom community. The essays gathered here examine reverence as a way to understand some of the spiritual dimensions of classroom teaching.
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- Publication date
- edited by A.G. Rud and Jim Garrison.