Dr. Maria Eun Hee Lim
- Associate Professor, 2014
The Courage to Teach:Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life, by Parker Palmer
The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life by Palmer J. Parker sincerely inspired and encouraged me when I began my career in the art education field. A simple premise caught my heart was that good teaching is from the self-identity and integrity of the teacher. Dr. Parker’s notion about good teachers’ capacity for connectedness between teachers, academic subjects, students, and the world they reside truly motivated me to become a “good” teacher. This book helped my attitude toward my teaching career as a positive and meaningful experience. Hence, providing relevant teaching and learning experiences in my classroom became my priority. After all these days, I am often introducing this book to my student teachers who are passionate about teaching art. I believe that this book, The Courage to Teach is a timeless inspiring book to anyone seeking for positive teaching and learning experiences.