Love

If I do not love the world–If I do not love life–If I do not love [people]–I cannot enter into dialogue.  Paulo Freire. What does it mean to teach with love? The poet Margaret Atwood has famously said, “The Eskimo has fifty-two names for snow because...

Faith

Faith in [people] is an a priori requirement for dialogue; the ‘dialogical [person]’ believes in other [people] even before [meeting] them face to face. Paulo Freire What does it mean to teach with faith in our students? When I teach with faith, I truly recognize that...

Humility

[People] who lack humility (or have lost it) cannot come to the people, cannot be their partners in naming the world … Dialogue cannot exist without humility.  Paulo Freire What does it mean to teach with humility?  I think more than anything it means to ensure that...