I appreciate the depth of your comments. One of the things that occurs to me as I read this is that most of us are focusing on cognitive growth in our students – and that’s quite normal. But I think, sometimes, we don’t pay enough attention to other types of learning. How students feel about things, the excitement and emotion that can be created, goes a long way to helping them learn and be successful. If you would take a moment to review the affective domain, listed here: http://www.nwlink.com/donclark/hrd/bloom.html (about halfway down the page) and let me know if you see ways to set goals for students around these types of things, I’d love to hear what you have to say about it.