The Value of Teacher Identity

One of my favorite teacher books is Parker Palmer's Courage to Teach.  Palmer's work inspires teachers to recognize the nobleness and greatness associated with this profession.  Its premise is simple.  Teachers cannot teach unless they understand their own identity first.  And so, it made me reflect on the importance of teacher identity. Good teaching cannot be reduced … Continue reading The Value of Teacher Identity

Trust: A Matter of Perception

I've heard some people say that trust at work is not given but earned.  And the literature would suggest that workplace trust is a critical factor for maintaining employee satisfaction and productivity.  After all, we can reason that we work better together when we trust one another.  However, earning trust would suggest prolonged familiarity for staff members to create.  And such … Continue reading Trust: A Matter of Perception