Peace Of Mind To Try Your Hardest

Climbing. Issue 315. May 2013. p. 72.

Climbing. Issue 315. May 2013. p. 72.

…is a safe way to start a route, especially if the first moves are difficult…Plus, it will give you peace of mind to try your hardest.

Rock climbers are taught safe ways to climb because, once reassured of their safety, they can more easily look for, and find, the focus, strength, and perseverance they need to move ahead and exceed the limits of their skill and knowledge. Hmm. This goal has a familiar ring to it. What will I do to make sure my students feel safe enough to risk blazing trails into places where they thought they couldn’t go? Watch them. Talk to them. Know them. Govern them well. It all starts there.