The Guide has been thoroughly updated and expanded to help readers reflect on their teaching and renew their sense of vocation. The Guide proposes practical ways to create safe space for honest reflection and probing conversation, and offers chapter-by-chapter questions and exercises to explore the many insights in The Courage to Teach.
The companion DVD brings The Courage to Teach alive through a 70-minute interview with Parker J. Palmer, originally recorded as a resource for the Center for Courage & Renewal. Palmer reflects on a wide range of subjects including the heart of the teacher, the crisis in education, diverse ways of knowing, relationships in teaching and learning, approaches to institutional transformation, and teachers as culture heroes. Discussion questions related to the topics explored in the interview have been integrated into the Guide, giving individuals and study groups a chance to have a conversation with the author as well as an engagement with the text.