Zen and the Practice of Teaching English available in Paperback
This book represents the first serious attempt by an educator to combine the practice of teaching English with fundamental principles of Zen in an effort to help teachers achieve a new perspective on their professional lives. It is a personal book based on personal knowledge, inviting readers to consider the possibility that the foundations of teaching practice are the very foundations of life and that life inside and outside the classroom is more like one life than two.
Zen and the Practice of Teaching English originates in Robert Tremmel's struggles as a teacher and teacher educator. His book reaches out and rests on three important grounding points that define his life as a teacher:
- school, because everything the author has to say is based on his daily work with students, student teachers, and secondary teachers
- professional knowledge, because Tremmel believes no one can live fully as a professional without maintaining contact with and participating in ongoing conversations with other professionals
- spiritual practice, which is connected in this book to teaching practice and all the practices of living.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.11(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.34(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Robert Tremmel teaches methods courses, supervises student teachers, and coordinates the teacher education program in the English department at Iowa State University. He is the author of Zen and the Practice of Teaching English (Heinemann, 1999) and a recipient of the James N. Britton and Janet Emig Awards for Scholarship in Education.
Table of Contents
1. Beginning with Failure
The Fundamental Principle
The First Pillar: Survive
The Second Pillar: Pay Attention
The Third Pillar: Begin the Journey
The Fourth Pillar: Stay on the Journey