I mentioned earlier that compassion is a necessary condition in the teacher/student relationship for a movement toward learner autonomy to be possible, not to mention a healthy communicative learning environment. I then stated that 'creative visualization' practices could be helpful in bringing about compassion, something that Matt just asked me to explain.
A post near and congruent to my vision of classroom communion and communication. Life is too short to leave it outside the schoolhouse door. Bring it in and your students will know you as a real person. One less obstacle to truth.