Bathina Know Thyself

Bathina, J. (2013). Before setting a course to learn, know thyself. Phi Delta Kappan, 95(1), 43-47.

Summary: The author argues that teaching preservice teachers effectively includes knowing oneself and sharing about oneself.



1. Life map: Share the contours of your life with students and encourage them to develop their own life map.

2. Questioning: Teach students the power of asking questions.

3. Empathy and tolerance: Nurture in young people empathy for thier fellow human beings and tolerance for what is different.