Nurturing vs. Butt-Whoopin’ in Teaching

As a teacher I am always working to figure out where to frame up on the continuum between being nice and encouraging vs. “keepin’ it real” in a way that might come off as harsh to students. I discuss this in the context of music study, since that’s what I do, but I think that the principles apply in many (though admittedly not all) other areas.

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