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Teaching With Light

Teaching With Light
Ten Lessons for Finding Wisdom, Balance, and Inspiration

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Education | Mentoring

April 2021 | 160 pages | Corwin
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Illuminate your education path with uplifting lessons and mindful living practices. 

It takes courage, positivity, and passion to thrive as a teacher. This vivid and inspirational guide offers educators practical wisdom and strategies to promote their wellbeing and balance.  

Carol Pelletier Radford shares 10 important lessons she has learned in a long career as an educator that can help you build a fulfilling and lifelong career in education. In each lesson, readers will find:

Stories of resilience from classroom teachers
Self-care tips and assessments
Podcasts with inspiring teachers and leaders who have lived out the 10 lessons
Reading plans for teachers, teacher teams, and mentor/mentee pairs
Ways to dive deeper with additional companion website resources

Teaching With Light equips courageous teachers with the tools they need to take care of themselves so they can serve their students, step into leadership, and contribute to the education profession. 
Foreword by Kristen Lee

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Wisdom Through Stories

Wisdom Through Stories

In this excerpt the author shares her story of teaching through divorce, death, and dissertation.


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Inspirational Quote

Inspirational Quote

This inspirational quote taken from The Tao of Leadership book is one that guided author Carol Radford in her leadership journey.



“Carol Radford is a teacher's teacher—one who cares for the caregivers. Full of real-life stories, practical tools, evocative art that adds a fourth dimension to the text, and links to podcasts that bring the text to life, the book does exactly what its title suggests: shines a light of affirmation and guidance on a noble profession.”

Parker J. Palmer

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