In an effort to identify and define what beliefs and values exist in her classroom, Dian Henderson weaves together stories, from her childhood and her current day practices both inside and outside the classroom, along with journal entries of more recent musings, and poetry that has inspired and sustained her. The resulting tapestry reveals the inner workings and life of a teacher seeking to bring soul into the classroom and searching for an authentic path where the process of learning is fully honoured. The reader is invited to witness the process of an educator trying to find the words to name the core of her teaching practice and personal identity – to solidify the connections between the systems of beliefs and values and the actions that result.
Henderson, Dian Marie, "The Meeting of the Rivers: A Teacher’s Search for the Confluence of Beliefs and Practice" (2006). MA TESOL Collection. 163.