This is one of the most beautiful posts and some of the most sound advice on writing you will ever read. Pam Krist has been sharing her wisdom with all of us on Alumni forum and by now you might all know how wonderfully inspiring a teacher she is! If you have not visited her blog and followed her, please visit, her amicable nature and kindred spirit will always make you feel in exalted company!
People ask me, “What is style? Don’t I have to have a unique style?”
You already have it.
— Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life
I was part of a wonderful group during the last academic year, a group we called a ‘community of practice.’ Once a month, ten of us, colleagues at the little college where I work, got together to discuss Parker Palmer’s book, The Courage to Teach.
Most of us, as teachers, had a role model in mind, some wonderful teacher-mentor who fired the passion to teach in our hearts and in our souls. Most of us measured ourselves against that model and came up sadly lacking. Most of us, no matter how successful in the classroom, felt, a large part of the time, like hopeless frauds.
Palmer has a powerful, simple, message. It is this: You teach who you are.
It is all right…
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