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Old 06-02-2008, 07:00 AM   #26
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Re: Children transitioning to adult class.

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What was created was an environment of integrity, principle, and worth. Those things are best when they are provided invisibly without using the actual words to the student and without hitting them over the head with it.
Agreed. I think sometimes there's an inverse relationship between how many times you use phrases like "integrity" and "self-discipline" and "perseverence" and all that good stuff, and how much of it students actually absorb.

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His thoughts are his own and I don't guess at them. I will know if his respect for his own training is lasting by the training that follows his promotion. Same as with a grown-up.
Ayup. Proof's in the pudding.

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Now, try to figure out what a grown-up is thinking with the golden carrot hanging in front of them...that would be interesting.
My guess is, they're probably thinking way too much.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:15 AM   #27
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Re: Children transitioning to adult class.

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Agreed. I think sometimes there's an inverse relationship between how many times you use phrases like "integrity" and "self-discipline" and "perseverence" and all that good stuff, and how much of it students actually absorb.

Ayup. Proof's in the pudding.

My guess is, they're probably thinking way too much.
Proofs in the pudding works for me.

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