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Re: What's in a name?
In a message dated 97-08-17 03:06:34 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< I think George is taking a swing at teachers who truly believe that the
*only* way a child learns is if their self-esteem is the _first_
priority. You can't disappoint them in any way, nor correct them even
constructively. There are too many people out there that take this way
overboard, and the extreme is not really conducive to true learning in
the long run.
If I read him right, he has no objection to *taking a child's feelings
into account when you gently correct him or her.* The latter is a
totally different approach to the "self-esteem first" crowd. >>
You have this exactly right.