Saturday, May 12, 2007

Last uns unsern kindern leben. Friedrich Frobel's motto is variously translated: "Let us live with our children." "Let us live for our children." And finally, as Froebel most likely intended, "Let us live in an exemplary fashion for our children." This last translation implies the role of the parent and teacher as role model. What does it mean to be "exemplary?" How do we live in an exemplary manner? Here are the choices. We get to pick. Nothing goes to waste except perhaps our own lives, as even the worst of us can serve someone as a bad example.


1. Worthy of imitation; commendable: exemplary behavior.
2. Serving as a model.
3. Serving as an illustration; typical.
4. Serving as a warning; admonitory.

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