Originally Posted by bud heishman
Would that be with a velvet hammer or a rubber mallet?
Choose your weapons.
I really like this tone of all these last posts--Fox, Bud, Steve, BigE. Over the years, I've taken to saying in my lessons and clinics, when I make a point, that, "This is my present understanding." and other words to that effect. I also sometimes will cite sources, but it's been important to say, "my take" on the source. I need to own the material, but also to give wiggle room, so as to present myself as non-dogmatic.
Part of that is so that I don't get trapped in the right/wrong world. But part of it is also to let students know that this is a growing process and perceptions can alter and even reverse.
So, yeah, Bud. Footnote statements are really key.
(Like that damn Bob Barnes is getting me to like pivot slips! Yuk!