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By Edward Podsiadlik III

This qualitative trip explores how literature informs and demanding situations my knowing of educating and studying. Insights, questions, and conflicts are published via a sequence of essays during which my evolving instructor identification is illuminated via literature and mind's eye. with a bit of luck analyzing this portrayal of literature, which has been a resource of academic perception and mind's eye for me, might be of use to different educators as they consider their very own instructing. the first works of literature used to facilitate this trip are: The purple Badge of braveness (1895), Les Miserables (1862), and American fool (2004); gentle in August (1932), Seinfeld scripts (1991-98), and Frankenstein (1818); and The Odyssey, evening (1960), and The Souls of Black people (1903). via delving underneath my external 'teacher mask,' a university of pictures, anecdotes, reflections, aspirations, and fears is uncovered. As a source for pre-service lecturers or a reflective workout for veteran lecturers, this research goals to learn educators through delivering a brand new pathway by which to raised comprehend their intrinsic identities as lecturers. each one bankruptcy concludes with "Recommendations for mirrored image" that readers are inspired to contemplate separately and/or jointly. The spirit of daydreams permits me to combine literature, autobiography, and mind's eye via creative and encouraged discourses with literary figures, utilizing genuine quotations as content material for unique commentaries that additional study the intrinsic nature of instructor identification. My desire is this trip will encourage different educators to extra consider realities and chances of what it ability to be a instructor.

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In pairs, students devise their hero’s identity, history, values, powers, and weaknesses. Next, they plan and create life-sized portraiture of their heroes. Embedded in this sequence of lessons is a set of narratives, essays, and journal entries that ask students to contrast their hero’s outer actions with their inner motives; to analyze how the hero’s values serve as their strengths and their weaknesses; and to elaborate on how their hero might be perceived by a variety of on-lookers (past, present, and future).

While his good deeds remain hidden, the shadow of this external judgment hangs over him and brandishes him a criminal. Despite the conflict between public identity and private values (or perhaps because of it), Valjean is more than a hero to me. He is a super hero. Valjean is a combination of Batman (perceived by Gotham City as a criminal vigilante despite his commitment against crime); Superman (hiding an alternate identity and a mysterious past); and Green Lantern (whose rage forces him to do bad things for good reasons).

Those with the greatest number of medals and ribbons) are likely to actually be the greatest lunkheads, mule drivers, and jackasses? Is the person who chooses to retreat, who elects to hold on to his humanity, free will, and critical thinking (and is thereby is labeled by the outside world a coward and a disgrace) in actuality the more heroic one because he had the bravery and courage to think for himself and to resist becoming a war devil and a madman? If so, how much of our externally generated labels and categories are mismatched to their true intrinsic nature?

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