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  • "Chapter 2: Suffering and the Contemplative Gaze in Teaching" (2019)

    In this chapter, Steel reflects upon his experiences first as a young boy, and then later as a high school teacher in order to understand the nature of suffering in the teaching profession. Beginning with a discussion concerning the meaning of contemplation or theoria, Steel’s inquiry next takes up the...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "Chapter 11: A Teacher's Night Song" (2019)

    In this chapter, Steel explores the “Night Song” from Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra for the insights it offers readers concerning the spiritual yearnings that constitute the contemplative foundations of the teaching life. Particular attention is given to Nietzsche’s purposeful inversions...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "Introduction -- In Light and In Darkness" (2019)

    In this chapter, the editors provide an overview to readers about the general scope and intent of this compilation. They explain the meaning behind its title, as well as why investigations of “suffering in teaching” are remarkably rare and often discouraged in the field of teaching. Editors Steel and...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • Oil and Water? Assessment and the Pursuit of Wisdom in Education (2018)

    This article examines the difficulties and paradoxes involved when we as educators try to apply assessments either as a means to encourage or to measure growth in wisdom-seeking practices.
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • B. F. Skinner: Gnostic Pneumopath or Educator Extraordinaire? (2015)

    This study pursues the questions, “What conception of human nature is presented in B. F. Skinner’s educational theory of behaviourism? Is this understanding of human nature adequate, and what are the implications of such an understanding?” The use of incentives, disincentives, and punishments has always...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • Effects of a Classroom-Based Yoga Intervention on Cortisol and Behavior in Second- and Third-Grade Students: A Pilot Study (2015)

    Abstract: This uncontrolled pilot study examined the effects of a classroom-based yoga intervention on cortisol concentrations and perceived behavior in children. A 10-week Yoga 4 Classrooms intervention was implemented in one second-grade and one third-grade classroom. Students’ salivary cortisol responses...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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