Young Athletes Must Understand That Criticism Is Part of Teaching Process
Byline: Bob Frisk
Nobody likes to be criticized.
When somebody approaches you with what they say is "constructive criticism," you probably take a step back, roll your eyes and think, "I don't need this."
You are not eager to hear what they have to say.
"Criticism" is generally regarded as a derogatory word, and that's unfortunate because criticism is necessary for teaching.
In my early years on the job, I was very sensitive about criticism over what this newspaper was trying to accomplish or the "slant" of stories we had written. I would get flustered with an angry caller, my voice would rise, and I would frantically try to defend our position at the Herald.
Maybe I was like some of these media types today, print and …
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Publication information: Article title: Young Athletes Must Understand That Criticism Is Part of Teaching Process. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: November 9, 2002. Page number: 7. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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