Teaching through Pain: Finding Peace, of Sorts, after Unimaginable Loss

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This evocative autoethnography is an exploration of learning and perseverance during a particularly dark time in my personal and professional life. In a period of just over 3 years, my spouse and I dealt with the need for several surgeries, the Covid-19-Delta pandemic and subsequent isolation, social unrest, an insurrection in the U.S., and the tragic death of our son. Then, the D.Ed. program in which I teach was closed. Through this writing, I attempt to make meaning from these events and to share what I have learned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
JournalAdult Learning
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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