Fields, Linda wrote: > I have > some high schoolers who just slop together anything just to get it done. > They know it and I know it, and I refuse to justify it by displaying it. In > my opinion, self esteem is derived from the act of knowing inside that one > has met a problem or challenge and solved it successfully-it is not > something that can be "given" or "taught". It should be a mark of > achievement and distinction to have one's work displayed as quality.
AMEN! I get so sick of the public thinking it's _our_ job to "give"
their kids self-esteem. We can certainly provide opportunities for them
to be successful, but in the end, it's their own motivation and endeavors
which give them self-esteem.