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Beth's Observation

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Glen Williams (gw1944)
Tue, 25 Mar 1997 17:38:31 -0600

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I know it may sound harsh but in your position as observer- it is simply
best to listen . It is very easy to become embroiled in this kind of
thing- and it is not a good idea. If you were the teacher. Now that is
another question. Even there the territory is filled with land mines. As
simplistic as it sounds it is best to be reasonably truthful with the
students in terms of your reaction to what they are saying. The training in
manipulation which we receive in education classes is highly suspect and
while it may have some short term benefits- a degree of truth and some
human listening skills are your best tools.
Please notice that I talk about a degree of truth.Sorting out how much
truth will be beneficial is an art form in itself. Most of us would prefer
to be persuaded about a course of action- not manipulated into it. I wish
I could tell you that your observations were only a fluke of time and
space. I can't. Good Luck Glen W. Vt.

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