“A teacher must not imagine that he can prepare himself for his vocation simply by acquiring knowledge and culture. Above all else he must cultivate within himself a proper attitude toward the moral order. Of vital importance in this preparation is the way in which we regard a child. But our subject must not be approached from its external aspect only – as if we were concerned merely with theoretical knowledge about the nature of the child and methods of instructing and correcting him.”
 The Child in the Church. Chapter 4: The Spiritual Training of a Teacher.
There are four ways in which the adult becomes prepared to work with the child in the prepared environment:
- spiritually (including emotions)