9781929059027

Teaching from the Inside Out : The Eight-Fold Path to Creative Teaching (And Living)

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  • ISBN13:

    9781929059027

  • ISBN10:

    1929059027

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-06-01
  • Publisher: Authority Pr Inc
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Summary

Daily expectations often rob teachers of the energy and interest necessary for personal expression and the creative solutions needed for the demanding task of how and when to teach what. Teachers and their students face sterilized robot-like school days if they don't pay attention. They miss the crocuses blooming outside and inside themselves and lose their greatest resource -- their own interests. When personal interests are encouraged to become a source of creative imagining about how and what to teach, teachers naturally discover enthusiasm for their work, which then translates into the classroom, energizing and empowering the students. Examples from the author's own and others' experience narrate the many forms that creativity can take to produce lively classrooms where both teachers and children are inspired and challenged. The stories demonstrate how using artistic approaches to learning can support self-expression, self-discipline, and alert observations on the world around us as well as to inspire confidence in one's own source and power of creativity.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
William Ayers
Acknowledgements xv
Introduction xvii
Before You Begin xxiv
PART ONE: FINDING THE SPARK
Starting with Your Own Energy
``You Don't Have to Drink Your Tomato Juice''
1(3)
The Blocks: Stumbling or Building
4(2)
Education: The Way It Is
6(4)
Education: The Way It Could Be
10(4)
``Who Do You Love?''
14(1)
Practices
15(6)
PART TWO: KINDLING THE FLAME
Working with What Is Available
Going from Here to There
21(1)
Things Are Not What They Seem
22(1)
Seizing the Moment
23(3)
Teaching Is Like Making a Salad
26(3)
Redefining Creativity
29(4)
Changing the Model
33(2)
Asking Questions
35(3)
Getting Support
38(4)
Practices
42(5)
PART THREE: FEEDING THE FIRE
The Eight-Fold Path of Teaching from the Inside Out
The Eight-Fold Path
47(26)
Sensitivity
49(2)
Courage
51(3)
Not Knowing
54(3)
Risk
57(3)
Listening
60(3)
Attention
63(2)
Trust
65(3)
Reflection
68(5)
Teaching from the Inside Out
73(1)
Practices
74(5)
PART FOUR: BANKING THE WARMTH
Savoring the Moments
What's in a Moment?
79(2)
Following Our Dreams
81(8)
Finding Out Where We Are
89(11)
Uncovering Mysteries
100(5)
Practices
105(4)
APPENDIX ART FACILITATORS: THE ARTISTS WHO WORK IN SCHOOLS 109(20)
Art Facilitation: A Philosophy and Process
110(1)
Art Facilitation: The Partnership
111(2)
The Art of Art Facilitation
113(3)
When Facilitation Works
116(4)
Toward a Model for Training Artists
120(5)
Catalysts in the Classroom
125(4)
Bibliography 129(2)
About the Author 131

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