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Persistence begets discipline?

Posted on: June 8, 2021

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After watching this video, I wondered: Does persistence develop discipline? Or is it the other way around?  

Perhaps we each need a bit of both from the start. But only some learn to grow them to levels as magnificent as those of the 8-year-old in the video.

So how do persistence and discipline develop? There is the adult that cheers the child on and perhaps prods her along when needed. But it ultimately has to come from within.

For me, this is reminder of a core principle for facilitating learning. You can only push (teach) so much. Push too hard (talk too long) and you frustrate the learner. The trick is to find out the optimum amount of teaching and question asking to bring out the best in the learner. The rest of the effort and the evidence of learning is in their performance.

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