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Monday, August 8, 2016


Today I spent time in the shop with my grandson.

During that time he gained experience with a table saw, a jig saw, a miter saw, a belt sander, a disk sander, a tri-square, a measuring tape, a cordless drill, and assorted other tools.  Skills were honed and knowledge was gained, accompanied by numerous guiding questions, suggestions, and anecdotes from Nel.  

"Training" (the conveyance of only knowledge and skills) can be done by mercenaries (and often is).  "Teaching," real teaching,  also includes the conveyance of ways of thinking and ways of behaving.  And, it is always done with optimal fidelity under the care and guidance of a caring mentor.

We are all mentees.  We are all mentors.  Presence required.

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