Six Paradoxes of Teaching

From Parker Palmer‘s book Courage to Teach.

p. 74. “Six Paradoxical tensions that I want to build into the teaching and learning space:” # The space should be bounded and open

  1. The space should be hospitable and “charged.”
  2. The space should invite the voice and the individual and the voice of the group.
  3. **The space should honor the “the little stories” of students and the “big stories of the disciplines and tradition.**
  4. The space should support solitude and surround it with the resources of community.
  5. **The space should welcome both silence and speech.**