Chapter 3 of the Companion DVD for "The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection & Renewal: 10th Anniversary Edition" with Parker J. Palmer.
• Think back to a positive teacher-related academic learning experience in your life. How would you describe that teacher as a person? How did that teacher connect with you? How did you connect with that teaching?
• Now think about a teacher from whom you did not learn much. How would you describe that teacher as a person? What went on inside of you in the presence of that teacher?
• What does it feel like when you are connected to your subject? To your students?
• What do you think happens in and among your students when you teach from that place of connection? What happens to your students when that connection is missing?
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