Monday, September 04, 2006

Quote Of The Day: The State Of Confucius

I read this little gem from The Analects (Ch. 2.20) this afternoon:
Lord Ji Kang asked, "What should I do in order to make the people respectful, loyal, and zealous [hard-working]?"

The Master said: "Approach them with dignity and they will be respectful. Be yourself a good son and kind father, and they will be loyal. Raise the good and train the incompetent, and they will be zealous."
As a classroom teacher, I can think of so many ways in which this should apply in our relationships with our students...

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