We could learn so much about teaching if we could observe the best teachers actually teach. When scholars write about good teaching, we get glimpses, descriptions, principles, lots of principles. […]
In To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey, Parker Palmer proposes a relational epistemology and a contemplative pedagogy. He advocates ways of teaching marked by community, silence, solitude, dialogue, listening, humility, affect, hospitality, the slow practice of contemplative reading (lectio divina), and love.