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"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." -- Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell, an American mythologist who studied myths from all over the world, created the famous Hero's Journey, a monomyth that explains how each individual goes through continuous cycles of change and transformation. Nothing could be more accurate than when we apply this monomyth to educators, students, and schools, because the teaching and learning process and emotional connection are real-life cycles of continual challenges, births of new ideas, successes, and transformations.
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Desautels, Lori, "Teachers, Students, and the Hero's Journey" (2016). Scholarship and Professional Work – Education. 91.