If we want to grow as teachers — we must do something alien to academic culture: we must talk to each other about our inner lives — risky stuff in a profession that fears the personal and seeks safety in the technical, the distant, the abstract.
― Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life
Consider that we are all teachers…and learners.
What are my personal experiences, fears and dreams? What is my inner life? Am I sharing it with others?
I talk, and listen, to myself, practicing in the safety of my journal.
Laura, it’s time.
Here’s a bit of sharing…My after school kids playing darts in the Number Games class.