Samuel Mize wrote:
Michael Feldman wrote:
> Though as an educator, I persist in the notion that one _can_ teach
> the right stuff with the "wrong" language.
 
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An exceptional student will become equally adept learning by
either approach, but the average student will tend to stay with
the styles and ideas that s/he first learned.
I agree whole heartedly.

One of the first principals I learned in a "Trainers" training course was:

Students remember the first example presented to them, so NEVER present
a bad example first.  We always presented several "good" examples of the
idea being presented before we presented a bad example.

Phil
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