Read the 15-page excerpt (in its entirety) from Palmer’s The Heart of a Teacher
Answer the following questions.
“When I do not know myself, I cannot know who my students are.” Thoroughly explain this in your own words, not in the words of the author.
According to Palmer, what are consequences of not knowing oneself?
In Palmer’s opinion, what does good teaching come from?
What are the 3 important paths the author discusses?
In every story that Palmer has heard, what one trait do all good teachers share? Do you agree or disagree with this?
Who was your favorite elementary school teacher? Why?
What teacher inspired you to work hard? How?
What teacher did you particularly dislike? Why?
What were some of the personal traits of a teacher you liked a great deal?
Did any teacher change the course of your life? How?