The Heart of the Teacher
Designed as an introduction to the Courage to Teach® retreat program, The Heart of the Teacher is offered as a single, stand-alone day. Offered by WholeHearted as an open to the public event, the program can also be offered within a single school community or across a system of schools.
In large-group, small-group, and solitary settings, the concepts of teacher formation and ‘the heart of a teacher’ are explored, making use of personal stories, reflections on classroom practice, and insights from poets, artists, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions.
The principle at the heart of this approach is that caring, competent, and energised teachers are the indispensable ingredient in school success, and that honouring them and renewing their passion strengthens every effort to improve teaching, learning, and the human connectedness essential to education.