What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher.
We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.
If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
We can teach a lot of things, but if the teacher can't relate by talking to a group of friendly students, he'll never be a competent teacher.
Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.
They have this big book called the 'DSM-IV,' you know, that is supposedly written about crazy people, but I think it is a book that is written by crazy people!
Prior to being allowed to enter the profession, prospective teachers should be asked to talk with a group of friendly students for at least half an hour and be able to engage them in an interesting conversation about any subject the prospective teacher wants to talk about.
Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship.
This is at the heart of all good education, where the teacher asks students to think and engages them in encouraging dialogues, constantly checking for understanding and growth.
Using no control and using humor will build a relationship and make a dent to where the client puts the counselor in their quality world and then begins to relate and seek out the counselor. Effective therapy begins with the acceptance of the therapist into the client's quality world.
No human being will work hard at anything unless they believe that they are working for competence.
What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now.
If everyone could learn that what is right for me does not make it right for anyone else, the world would be a much happier place.
There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.
Told that the passing grade is a B or competence and that we will help you to get there, students do competent work. The lowest passing grade in the real world is competence. Why do schools accept so much less?
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