6 Find a program by guest, # or category
6 Category IndexFind a program by guest, # or category
6 Series IndexFind a program by guest, # or category
Kindred Spirits
Public Radio Shows
Special Packages
Walking through the Storm
6 Information
About Humanmedia.org
About the Producer
Shipping and Returns
How You Can Help
MP3 Troubleshooting
Listen to our Podcast
Podcast: More information
Conditions of Use
What's New at HumanMedia.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Us
Teaching from Within[Program 2]
Teaching from Within
  • What is at the heart of teaching?
  • How can we encourage students to be reflective and learn about themselves while they are in school?
  • Are students more engaged when they learn in the classroom, or do they get something deeper when they learn by doing, such as performing service in their communities?
  • How can we help to educate the whole child?
  • Why do schools focus on test scores rather than on what children truly learn?

"We need the little child to walk up and down the halls of our schools and say, 'The emperor has no clothes.' This isn't education--this may look like education, we may have conned ourselves into thinking this is education--but it isn't and at some level we all know it."

--Parker Palmer, Author of The Courage to Teach

Dedicated teachers give their provocative vision of what an enlightened school system could be like. While our educational system wrestles with problems of violence in schools and teacher burnout, how can we overcome the growing sense that what people learn in school doesn't prepare them for real life? In this half-hour of Humankind, we'll hear from two committed educators, Parker Palmer in Madison, Wisconsin and Nel Noddings in New York City, discuss what they feel is at the heart of education, and how can we overcome the problems we face, and create better schools, that both nurture and teach our youth.

Total time: 29 minutes

Play MP3Hear free excerpt

Order online now
Audio CD ($14.95)
Audio MP3 ($4.95)
Order now   MP3 SALE: usually $6.95

Humankind: Other programs

6 We also recommend:
Mindful ParentingMindful Parenting
A visit with parent-authors Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn who describe ways they approach helping children grow-up amid the frenzied pace and ultra-charged atmoshpere of today's culture.
South Carroll High: Part 1--Voluntary service and toleranceSouth Carroll High: Part 1--Voluntary service and tolerance
We visit students and educators at a Sykesville, Maryland high school with a broad commitment to non-sectarian "character education" that aims to produce morally responsible citizens.
South Carroll High: Part 2--Moms support schools teaching valuesSouth Carroll High: Part 2--Moms support schools teaching values
The role of public schools in teaching basic values like compassion and tolerance is considered by a colorful roundtable of mothers whose children attend the school.
Wisdom of ProverbsWisdom of Proverbs
Elementary school students learn about ethics, language and common sense when a folklorist leads them through a fascinating exploration of age-old wisdom sayings and their relevance to everyday life.

Share on Facebook and help spread the word about Humankind Public Radio!