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Old 05-16-2009, 03:07 AM   #9
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Dojo: Aikido Musubi Ryu/ Yoshin Wadokan
Location: Hamilton
Join Date: Aug 2003
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New Zealand
Re: Instruction vs. Teaching, some thoughts

I am a secondary school teacher in New Zealand and what is being described in the initial post is what we call "reflective practice". Good teachers must always look to better themselves for the sake of their students. I'm sure this is where beginner's mind fits in as well. Be open and attentive to new ways of knowing and you cannot help but become a great teacher.

"flows like water, reflects like a mirror, and responds like an echo." Chaung-tse
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