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MARSHALL GREGORY

Avvisati Rosario, "Agape"  

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Excerpts from "Pedagogy and the Three Loves"

Agape is the love that bestows worth regardless of reciprocity. ~ Marshall Gregory, "Pedagogy and the Three Loves"


Teachers must never let their commitment to excellence deteriorate into knee-jerk mean-spiritedness, but, barring this deterioration, agape helps me look through the confusion of my own emotional softness to the kind of responsibility that I and my students must both be tough enough to accept if we are both to avoid forming habits of evasion and rationalization that can last a life time. ~ Marshall Gregory, "Pedagogy and the Three Loves"


Students deserve our care and concern on the grounds of principle, not personality. ~ Marshall Gregory, "Pedagogy and the Three Loves"


It is always preferable to do the right things for the right reasons. It seems to me that teachers who rely on or exploit the very real potential for erotic energy between themselves and students run a real risk of relying on or exploiting the wrong mechanism to support the right thing: good teaching. ~ Marshall Gregory, "Pedagogy and the Three Loves"


The proper end of teaching is to lead our students toward autonomy. ~ Marshall Gregory, "Pedagogy and the Three Loves"


Aligning our teacherly conduct with the demands of agape requires us to understand our own nature. ~ Marshall Gregory, "Pedagogy and the Three Loves"


Human beings always shape the world according to the nature and content of their ultimate loves, whatever those may be, and such loves always constitute a guiding kind of faith. ~ Marshall Gregory, "Pedagogy and the Three Loves"


 

 

 
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