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ERIC Number: EJ791387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Eighteen Cadets
Tribus, Major Brian
About Campus, v11 n6 p25-27 Jan-Feb 2007
According to General Schwarzkopf, great leaders do not stand in front of a platoon and see a platoon. They see 44 individual soldiers, each with his or her own values, goals, and skills. Schwarzkopf encouraged educators to get to know each soldier so that they could effectively tailor their motivation techniques to the individual soldier. Educators need to take General Schwarzkopf's advice and see 18 individual students--not a section. They need to reach each one, not just the ones that are like them or that easily identify with them. After receiving a comment from one of his students for not effectively taking the time to get to know this student in class and out of class, he made it a goal to get to know each of his students. Through the years, he has discovered several effective techniques to help him work toward his goal. In this article, the author presents the techniques he uses to reach students, along with his rationale for such techniques, but he invites the readers to be the final judge if he coddles his subordinates.
Jossey Bass. Available from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Tel: 800-825-7550; Tel: 201-748-6645; Fax: 201-748-6021; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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