This is a breakthrough book. It offers teachers and students in human service work a way to transcend classroom walls (and mindsets) by adding the fifth dimension of the World Wide Web. Any teacher, any student of relationship therapy will be inspired by the many examples of the effect of "learning on a cloud" that Sax puts into her spacecraft of a delicious, lively book.
- LYNN HOFFMAN
Against my better judgment, I found myself falling in love with the people in this book. I was reminded of the mediaeval ‘scholares vagantes’ (wandering scholars) with Peggy like a modern day tour guide whose itinerary was to have us travel from place to place, teacher to teacher, seeking wisdoms.
– DAVID EPSTON, MSW
Co-founder, Narrative Therapy, (from the foreword).
This is a breakthrough book. It offers teachers and students in human service work a way to transcend classroom walls (and mindsets) by adding the fifth dimension of the World Wide Web. Any teacher, any student of relationship therapy will be inspired by the many examples of the effect of “learning on a cloud” that Sax puts into her spacecraft of a delicious, lively book.
-LYNN HOFFMAN , LICSW
Author, Exchanging Voices: A collaborative approach to family therapy; Family Therapy: An Intimate Journey
Peggy Sax provides a model to aspire to of how online learning platforms can be used to enrich systematic learning. I know of no better account of how to teach and to learn therapeutic practice in the era of online learning. Without being taught in any didactic or pedantic way, you cannot help but find yourself responding, reflecting and learning.
– JOHN WINSLADE, PHD
Coordinator of Educational Counseling Program, Dept of Educational Psychology & Counseling, California State University San Bernardino
One does not ‘read’ so much as ‘engage’ with the pages of this book, positioning the reader as an active participant in the learning process. As a newer instructor, I was inspired to expand upon my collaborative processes in the classroom, through the increased use of technology and dialogue between students, practitioners and consumers. As a student, it is a rare experience to read a text that simultaneously introduces and embodies the theoretical framework that it espouses.
– BETH PRULLAGE, LICSW
Doctoral Candidate, Simmons College School of Social Work, Adjunct Faculty, Simmons College SSW and Smith College SSW
As a teacher I was engaged from the first page in reflecting on extending my own teaching practices. I am left with all this lovely space to play with the ideas Peggy and her students have so generously offered.
– AILEEN CHESHIRE, M.COUNS.
Counselling Co-ordinator, Bachelor of Social Practice, Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand
Peggy Sax’s book incited my imagination to look at my “growing edge” as a teacher-practitioner, inspiring me to review the principles and beliefs I hold dear and to reflect on the congruency between the cherished values of Narrative Therapy and the values and purposes expressed in the teaching relationship.
– MARTA CAMPILLO, MA
Director of Centro de Atención Psicológica a la Familia AC, Xalapa Veracruz México
Peggy Sax, PhD, is in independent practice in Middlebury, Vermont, USA, as a licensed psychologist, consultant, workshop presenter and university instructor. An enthusiastic teacher, Peggy feels privileged for opportunities to share powerful stories of learnings from over 30 years of work with families and their children, teens, adults, couples, communities and students of all ages.
Click HERE to read the foreword by David Epston.
Click HERE to read some responses to Re-Authoring Teaching, by Laura Béres, Ph.D., Piper Clyborne, M.S.W, and Luke Quinn, M.S.W.
Click HERE to read a review by Bobbi Rood, Published in Explorations: The Dulwich Center E-Journal