Re: Keep in mind that everybody is trying their best
I agree with all of the above points. To clarify the point of good atmosphere and enjoyment I would say this;
Yes, overpraising or praising something that is not good is a valid point. However that's not what I mean by creating a good atmosphere.
I would say that those students for example who need and thrive on one kind of teaching should receive it and thus will thrive and a good atmosphere is the result. The same rule applies to other students although the method might be different.
Thus you get different methods and degrees of intensity when you compare dojo's. If the students from both dojo's are thriving and the atmosphere is good then it shows good teaching. Both methods are correct.