Many teachers discover that in order to teach with more inspiration, passion and power, they need to come to understand more about themselves. This book focuses on teachers as relationally-connected people, their thinking and beliefs, and how these in?uence teaching. It explores different philosophies and approaches toward teaching. Each, in turn, returns the reader to the central notion of seeking authenticity through relational connectedness. This career-long journey constantly reminds teachers of their humanness and humanity, and the need to know and understand more about themselves as well as their students. This book is for all teachers as well as for those who are training to be teachers. It will also appeal to anyone interested in seeking to understand and develop the holistic dimensions of teaching and learning.