In this new era teaching must go beyond addictive kinds of presentism that push us into short-term thinking, and instead recover the full grandeur, drama, and mystery of what it means to be one human soul educating another. It will mean finding in that instant of communication between teacher and student a spark of the divine, however obscure and misunderstood. It will mean delving deeply into our common humanity and sharing that spiritual adventure with all of those students who are counting on us to help them realize all of the latent treasures that
lie untapped deep within.

MacDonald & Shirley, 2009

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