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Old 01-30-2009, 08:28 AM   #29
Mary Eastland
 
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Re: Need Advice - Disruptive Student

We had a similar situation. Two students didn't like the direction I was heading...Ron and I co-teach every class and seminar. Ron is fairly traditional. I am less so.
These two students had a problem with the direction I was heading...so they decided to leave our orginization, after a couple of interesting e-mails and some posturing.
This conflict brought up some feelings for me about what I was teaching. I got a chance to reflect becuase of their resistance. This was really good for me even though I felt like maybe I was doing something wrong. Sometimes I wanted to blame them because they didn't get me.

The whole experience helped me alot. I am still teaching...I think they have stopped training. Every experience offers me a chance to become a better instuctor and student. The only thing that really matters to me is that I put on my gi and train.
Mary
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