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Old 08-22-2005, 03:37 PM   #49
Larry John
Dojo: Aikido of Northern Virginia
Location: Arlington VA
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 74
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Re: quickness & accuracy

David,

Thanks for taking the time to answer me directly.

To make sure I understand the essence of what you've said, I'll try to summarize: Every form of pedagogy has strengths and weaknesses that a (perhaps unconsciously) receptive or reluctant spirit can exploit. Part of the teacher's task is to help students recognize and help leverage or compensate for both the pedagogy and the student, as appropriate. But in the end, it's really the student's task.

Your posts are always so thoughtful (as in "full of thoughts"). Your last paragraph sounds like you'd be at home in a Benedictine monastery.

It's almost time to go to class ...

Very Respectfully,

Larry
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