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Re: What's in a name?

In a message dated 97-08-17 03:06:34 EDT, jamolnar@juno.com 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.