Teaching With Tenderness

Teaching with Tenderness PDF
Author: Becky Thompson
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252099737
Size: 46.82 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Imagine a classroom that explores the twinned ideas of embodied teaching and a pedagogy of tenderness. Becky Thompson envisions such a curriculum--and a way of being--that promises to bring about a sea change in education. Teaching with Tenderness follows in the tradition of bell hooks's Teaching to Transgress and Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed, inviting us to draw upon contemplative practices (yoga, meditation, free writing, mindfulness, ritual) to keep our hearts open as we reckon with multiple injustices. Teaching with tenderness makes room for emotion, offer a witness for experiences people have buried, welcomes silence, breath and movement, and sees justice as key to our survival. It allows us to rethink our relationship to grading, office hours, desks, and faculty meetings, sees paradox as a constant companion, moves us beyond binaries; and praises self and community care. Tenderness examines contemporary challenges to teaching about race, gender, class, nationality, sexuality, religion, and other hierarchies. It examines the ethical, emotional, political, and spiritual challenges of teaching power-laden, charged issues and the consequences of shifting power relations in the classroom and in the community. Attention to current contributions in the areas of contemplative practices, trauma theory, multiracial feminist pedagogy, and activism enable us to envision steps toward a pedagogy of liberation. The book encourages active engagement and makes room for self-reflective learning, teaching, and scholarship.

Teaching Tenderness

Teaching Tenderness PDF
Author: Brittany Cournoyer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781724257413
Size: 44.81 MB
Format: PDF
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Languages : en
Pages : 290
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Marcus Being a single parent was hard, and something I'd never imagined I'd be. So when my ex-wife abandoned not only me, but our son, my world was on its axis, and I was forced to raise my son Jackson by myself. Unfortunately, trying to balance that fine line as both mother and father, as well as work full-time, was something I failed at... miserably. My world centered on my child and my job. A personal life was non-existent. Until one last-minute decision to pick my child up from school, I realized two things: I didn't know my son at all, and his male teacher had the most stunning blue eyes I'd ever seen. Anthony My student, Jackson Anderson, had a secret. One that I was determined to figure out. It was one of the many reasons I became a teacher in the first place. To watch the light flash in their eyes as they finally grasped what I taught them had to be one of the most rewarding experiences ever. And even though I probably shouldn't admit it, Jackson had burrowed his way into my heart to become my favorite student. How could I stop myself from offering to tutor the little dude so he could pass my class? Considering I'd been single since my douchebag ex cheated on me, I couldn't help but notice just how sexy Jackson's father, Marcus was. Too bad he was straight. A friendship blossoms between the two men and leaves Marcus questioning whether he was so straight after all. And thanks to Anthony, Marcus begins to mend his relationship with his son. Obstacles seem to hit them at every turn, but maybe sometimes love will find a way...

The Treasury

The Treasury PDF
Size: 25.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Christianity
Languages : en
Pages :
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Tender Power

Tender Power PDF
Author: Sherry Suib Cohen
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780201523829
Size: 29.68 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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This first-hand and inspiring exploration of women's attempts to move beyond stereotyped roles is now available in paperback.