- It's almost impossible to remain non-judgmental. We just have to minimize behaviors that knowingly influence.
- Timing is key--later in the conversation is better than earlier. Get your ego out of the way.
- Be patient, encouraging, and persistent. It takes time. However, if it becomes obvious that the teacher is incapable of deciding, then nondirective is a poor choice for handling it, and you would need to shift behaviors.
- The order of the continuum is not exact, but the use of it is. You may go back and forth, but you must end up with a plan that is the teacher's.