Couple of links:
2. John Rassias, TED talk on teaching heart to heart. I love the way he speaks, kind of reminded me of Allen Ginsberg. The idea of teaching heart to heart was interesting for me, as I have been thinking a bit recently about that old conundrum of the balance between “being yourself” and “being someone else” in the classroom. Rassias uses the idea of a character called “Spongy”, who accumulates layers of concrete as he gets older. The more layers, the more difficult direct communication becomes. What’s a teacher if not a communicator?