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What’s funny, Maha, is that I once likened my coaching (personal/professional, not sports) once to midwifery and my group of fellow coaches struggled a bit. Perhaps it was too feminine and too natural – one woman said it called forth an images involving blood, therefore unappealing…hmmm… Which then leads us back to remembering how very individual our perceptions and associations are/can be. Maybe all of those metaphors apply to us as teachers at different times, in different contexts and situations, to different students: gardener here, clown or coach there. Perhaps the real rule of thumb is NTSC (never the same channel – neither for students or teachers).