|Behavioral guidelines given in the early days of the classroom || November 1976|
THE 17 STEPS
1. Can you follow instructions without adding your own interpretation?
2. Can you deliver instructions as you receive them or do they change according to your computer?
3. Do you participate in inconsiderate conversation, polluting the ears of others while you and your partner work
4. Are you physically clumsy - breaking things because you handle them too harshly or carelessly?
5. Do you half way complete a task because of your poor
standard of what is thorough?
6. Do you put tasks off - procrastinate?
7. Are your patterns of cleanliness, sensitivity,
gentleness, etc. consistent or are they good only when
8. Do you use more of something than is adequate (for
example, excessively high cooking flame, more toothpaste than
9. Do you go from one extreme to another: as from
overeating to undereating, etc.?
10. Are you sensitive when approaching another individual
about something you want to discuss? Do you permit that
individual the choice to continue what he is doing, or do you
force him to drop it in order to give attention to you? Do
you stop and check, or do you assume that what is on your
mind is more important than what is on theirs? (Know the
difference between your relationship with your teachers and
your fellow classmates in this regard.)
11. Do you needlessly ask a question when the answer is
obvious or a moment of silent observation would quickly
reveal the answer?
12. Are you pushy, aggressive, interfering, or demanding in
13. Has familiarity caused you to become so relaxed with
your partners or others that your actions or words don't hold
14. Are you gentle, simple, cautious, and thoughtfully
restrained in your steps and all other physical actions or
15. Have you outgrown defensiveness and its flip side,
16. Can you understand and review in your mind all the ways
in which members of the Next Level are sensitive? If you
can, you have no excuse for not working on improving in these
areas at all times.
17. When your teachers have asked someone to do a task and
it relates to you, do you treat that task and its deliverers
with as much respect as you would if it came directly from