quote:Originally posted by Constructive
I just signed up for Junior Acheivement. I will have the opportunity to get in front of young people and "indoctrinate them" toward my way of thinking.
I think its wonderful that you've signed up for the Junior Achievement program. Rather than simply complaining about the problems experienced by some young people, you are contributing time and effort towards solving them. However, just make certain that you do not forget to inlcude some positive affirmations about young people in your program of indoctrinationin as well. I think the children will be a lot receptive to your ideas of improvement if you would, at times, acknowledge something that is positive about them in your discussions. Otherwise the children under your instructional supervision will more than likely respond to you in the same ways many people have here (with resentment and rebellion). There's nothing worse than to have a teacher who has nothing but critcism upon which to destroy, and no words of encouragement or affirmation on which to build.