Zen and the Practice of Teaching English

Robert Tremmel

Heinemann-Boynton/Cook
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
159 pp.

Zen and the Practice of Teaching English
To paraphrase the poet, Marvin Bell, this book is not exactly an academic book, but it is not inexactly an academic book either.

Published in 1999, Zen and the Practice of Teaching English represents what I believe is the first and only attempt by an educator to combine the practice of teaching English with fundamental principles of Zen.

The purpose of the book is to help both beginning and experienced teachers achieve a new perspective on their professional lives, a perspective they are not likely to get in university classrooms and school in-services. It is also a personal book based on personal knowledge, that invites readers to consider the possibility that the foundations of teaching practice are the very foundations of life, and that life inside and outside the classroom is more like one life than two.
© 2010 Robert Tremmel
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