The identification of a student's struggle in education will allow his teacher to focus on finding something to motivate and embolden his curiosity. In the last week's post ''The value of connectivity'' I've talked about the importance of cooperation in order to overcome the initial lack of self confidence. By encouraging students to interpret their experiences and observations in a positive social environment and emphasizing the importance of connections between their subjective thoughts and their involvement in learning the teacher will gain the trust of his students.
The impression the students have of their teacher will create a sense of discipline that will yield better results for themselves and the group. It is fundamental that the teacher then justify this trust through his words and action by respecting and serving his student's individuality instead of forming it. Trust among students will help them develop this uniqueness by celebrating each of their approaches and defining the similarities they have in common.
The quote I want to share this week is by African-American social reformer and writer Frederick Douglass: ''I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false and to incur my own abhorrence''
Are you true to yourself?
I encourage you to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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