The Heart of Teaching

Empowering Students in the Performing Arts

The Heart of Teaching

The Heart of Teaching is a book about teaching and learning in the performing arts. Its focus is on the inner dynamics of teaching: the processes by which teachers can promote--or undermine--creativity itself. It covers the many issues that teachers, directors and choreographers experience, from the frustrations of dealing with silent students and helping young artists 'unlearn' their inhibitions, to problems of resistance, judgment and race in the classroom,. Wangh raises questions about what can--and what cannot--be taught, and opens a discussion about the social, psychological and spiritual values that underlie the skills and techniques that teachers impart. Subjects addressed include: Question asking: which kinds of questions encourage creativity and which can subvert the learning process. Feedback: how it can foster both dependence and independence in students. Grading: its meaning and meaninglessness. Power relationships, transference and counter-transference The pivotal role of listening. The Heart of Teaching speaks to experienced teachers and beginning teachers in all disciplines, but is particularly relevant to those in the performing arts, from which most of its examples are drawn. It brings essential insight and honesty to the discussion of how to teach.

The Heart and Science of Teaching

Transformative Applications That Integrate Academic and Social–Emotional Learning

The Heart and Science of Teaching

Blending the latest research in education, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, this resource will help K–12 teachers create emotionally supportive classroom environments. Sections ground teachers in three interlocking aspects of instruction: The Heart of Teaching: social–emotional learning (SEL); The Science of Teaching: evidence-based instructional practices; and Tools for the 21st-Century: project-based learning and digital technologies. Book Features: Explores the transformative power of SEL on student learning and well-being.Illustrates how teacher feedback can assist students in developing a growth mindset.Brings voices of real teachers in each chapter who share their application of the chapter’s ideas, and their positive results with their students.Lists targeted book, website, and video resources in each chapter with more examples and information to support teachers’ implementation. Examines the implications of current research in neuroscience for classroom teaching. Describes evidence-based models of teaching and how they positively affect student engagement and learning.Shows how to support project-based and other student-led learning while connecting to standards.Describes how to use blogs, podcasts, and an array of web tools to promote engaged learning. “Teachers and teacher educators looking to up their teaching EQ and IQ will love the accessibility, organization, and depth of this timely book.” —Paul M. Rogers, George Mason University “Hansen reminds us of the real aims of education—students who love learning and who have learned throughout their lifetime, guided by teachers who care for their emotional and cognitive well-being.” —Kathleen Puckett, Arizona State University

The Heart of Teaching Economics

Lessons from Leading Minds

The Heart of Teaching Economics

'The Heart of Teaching Economics is a marvellously entertaining and lively book. All who read it cannot help but come away from the experience with a richly enhanced understanding of the power, virtue and importance of teaching.' - Wayne Geerling, the Business Economist 'Everyone remembers their favourite teacher. the testimonies recorded here provide a great insight into the minds of some of the most popular and successful to have graced a lecture hall. the range of styles is wide, but the theme of inspiration is common to all. This book will be of tremendous interest to any aspiring teacher. It will also appeal to anyone who wonders why their inspiration to understand economics still burns brightly so many years after their last lecture.' - Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England

The Art and Heart of Good Teaching

Values as the Pedagogy

The Art and Heart of Good Teaching

This book summarizes and updates findings from the Australian Values Education Program with a focus on the latest international research in the field, both theoretical and practice-based. Further, it provides a theoretical and practical basis for understanding the disenchantment with low-level accountability approaches to learning (e.g. NAPLAN in Australia). In turn, the book demonstrates the effectiveness of Values Education as a holistic pedagogy with the potential to enhance students’ learning effects in terms of their personal, social, emotional and academic development. It offers well-tested alternative pedagogical approaches, based on research insights largely originating from actual classroom-based practice.

Heart of a Teacher

180 Quotes and Inspirational Stories

Heart of a Teacher


Yes Yes Good: The Heart of Teaching

Yes Yes Good: The Heart of Teaching

Teaching at Public School 1430 in New York City is where Cheryl Hulteen discovered and refined the heart of her teaching, "Prior to PS 1430 I taught the same way I had been taught. The teacher speaks to the students and they listen somewhat attentively. The teacher tells students to do something and for the most part they do it. In many classrooms I worked in before PS 1430, the teachers led the class in a "Good morning Ms. H" sing-song chant as greeting to me, the new teacher, the Resident Artist. None of those things happened at PS 1430. I had to... improvise." Hulteen shares how she improvised new, humorous and powerful ways of understanding what it meant to learn, teach and embrace change in an educational culture that often settled for much less. YES YES GOOD explores the poignantly compelling and emotional portraits of students and teachers who learn to: Say YES to their creativity and ideas. Say YES to the creativity and ideas of the people they work with.

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching

Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching

“If there is a candidate for ‘Living Buddha’ on earth today, it is Thich Nhat Hanh.” – Richard Baker-roshi In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, now with added material and new insights, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha’s teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy – all qualities of enlightenment. Covering such significant teachings as the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Three Doors of Liberation, the Three Dharma Seals, and the Seven Factors of Awakening, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching is a radiant beacon on Buddhist thought for the initiated and uninitiated alike. “Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace, and peace on earth.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama “Thich Nhat Hanh is a real poet.” – Robert Lowell From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Heart of Catholic Social Teaching

Its Origin and Contemporary Significance

The Heart of Catholic Social Teaching

Seasoned teachers introduce the Catholic social tradition with distinctive attention to the Bible, liturgy, and the thought of Augustine and Aquinas.

The Ecological Heart of Teaching

Radical Tales of Refuge and Renewal for Classrooms and Communities

The Ecological Heart of Teaching

The Ecological Heart of Teaching is a collection of writings by teachers about their life in classrooms. It draws on ecological thinking, Buddhism, and hermeneutics to provide deeper, richer, and more abundant sources for teaching, thinking, and practice.