“Can you do better?” Dr. Suzuki thought that this question would encourage more effort from the child than asking for more repetitions. Dr. Suzuki thought it would be better to ask the child this question rather than ask for more repetitions that might not account for the child’s pace and frustration levels of the moment.
This episode is part of the “Reflections” series of podcast episodes, which are short, minutes long reflections about a quote or other thought from Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy or writing. The purpose of these reflections is to give parents and teachers a chance to spend a few minutes thinking about how great the impact might be on the world and our children with merely a slight moment of reflection about a behavior, thought, or attitude.
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