In this essay, the author raises critical questions about the need for faith-based teacher preparation programs to consider engaging pre-service teachers in conversations about the connection between faith and the ability to persist in the work of teaching. Grounded in the ethic of care, the author suggests educators must begin with caring for self in order to maintain the ability of caring for students. Suggestions for Christian teacher education programs are explored.
Talley, S. (2018). The Necessary Conversation: Faith to Sustain Teaching Practices. International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal, 13(2).