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ERIC Number: ED493723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 200
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-7425-4591-1
Teaching with Joy: Educational Practices for the Twenty-First Century
Shelton-Colangelo, Sharon, Ed.; Mancuso, Carolina, Ed.; Duvall, Mimi, Ed.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
This edited collection addresses the growing need for ideas and methods conducive to holistic educational practices and aims to encourage more personal growth in students too often distracted by the background noise of war, violence, racism, and environmental deterioration. The contributors are working teachers and professors who have integrated a degree of spirituality into a wide range of classes in both urban and rural settings across the US. This ground-breaking collection will provide practical advice about how to implement an ethical and spiritual curriculum while avoiding religious dogmatism. After an introduction, this book is divided into the following 25 chapters: (1) "I Feel Good Here": How to Create Harmonious Learning Environments (Mimi Duvall); (2) Bodies in the Classroom (Carolina Mancuso); (3) Meditation in the Dance Studio (Laura Donnelly); (4) Using Hatha Yoga Breathing Assignments: An Essay (Beth Counihan) (5) Awakening the Dragon: Qigong Practice in Literature Class (Tom Schmid); (6) Circles of Learning in the Women's Studies Class (Sharon Shelton-Colangelo and Mimi Duvall); (7) Using Silence to Promote Spiritual Growth (Dulce Maria Gray); (8) How Mindfulness Can Help Us Become Better Communicators (Dan Huston); (9) Words of Their Own (Anne Leadbetter); (10) Personal Narratives for Spiritual Understanding and Empowerment in the ESL Classroom (Karen Ogulnick); (11) Creating a Space (Leslie Wolter); (12) The Invitation to Notice and Wonder: Caring About Ideas (Jinx Watson); (13) Writing Center Teaching: Learning How to Live Our Lives (Libby Falk Jones); (14) Kathleen Norris's Spiritual Guide to the Land: A Lesson in Geography and Spirituality (Kevin Cole); (15) Spirits Rooted in Place: Field Studies as Pedagogical Paradigm for Creating Change (Corey Lewis); (16) Joy in the Classroom (Sharon Shelton-Colangelo); (17) Mindfulness in the Multicultural Classroom (David Rodgers); (18) Celebrating Spiritual and Cultural Traditions in the University Classroom (Elizabeth de la Portilla); (19) Assessing the Impact of Personal Beliefs and Values on Classroom Instruction (Marion Lynch); (20) In the Steps of Sojourner (Detine Bowers); (21) Honorable Intentions: Mindful Approaches to Teaching and Learning (Susan Caulfield and Allison Young); (22) "My Personality Is Where My Heart Is Stored": Building a Learning Community in the Classroom (Ralph Wells); (23) A Death in the Family: Coping with Student Death at School (Laura Murphy); (24) Writing from the Heart to Heal (Alvin Smith); and (25) Communication on Education (Gregory Haye). The book closes with a conclusion.
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Language: English
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