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« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2013, 09:00:32 PM »

Yeah.  As needed.  Maybe you never needed Ivan or Fairy Godmother.  Cool Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2013, 02:58:03 AM »

I wont go to a teacher that is Ivan the Terrible, what would be the point? I dont think that is the best way to get your students to improve, not saying they cannot be a bit stern but there should always be some carrot in there :p
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« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2013, 03:38:33 AM »

I understand. I also think that a lot has to do with your own personality and its match with your teacher's.  The best teacher I ever had (in my non-dance life) was thought of as Ivan the Terrible by most other people.  He got the very best out of me with his stern approach. 

To each his/her own I suppose. *shrug*
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« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2013, 10:34:57 AM »

The really great teachers can be either or both as needed, even with the same student ...
I beg to differ - the best teachers I've ever had were neither ever.  The taught primarily by teaching you how to teach yourself.

Its a bit like the old 'give a man a loaf and you feed him for a day, give him a spade and you feed him for life'. 

what is the etymology of "I beg to differ"? is it another way of saying "with all due respect" ie meaning "no respect at all because you are talking horse feathers.."
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« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2013, 11:35:49 AM »

The really great teachers can be either or both as needed, even with the same student ...
I beg to differ - the best teachers I've ever had were neither ever.  The taught primarily by teaching you how to teach yourself.

Its a bit like the old 'give a man a loaf and you feed him for a day, give him a spade and you feed him for life'. 

what is the etymology of "I beg to differ"? is it another way of saying "with all due respect" ie meaning "no respect at all because you are talking horse feathers.."
please please PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE may I differ.
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