I will begin re-posting the Lessons on the Ladder shortly. Here's some interesting food for thought for all teachers out there that I found while reading the Ladder. This is from the Step on Discernment.
"Anyone in the grip of previous bad habits and yet still able to give teaching, although only by their words, should do so. (Of course, they should not hold positions of authority.) Shamed by their own words, they may finally begin to practice what they preach. And there may even happen in their case what I have seen happen with people stuck in the mud. Mired themselves, they warned passersby, telling how they had sunk, explaining this for their salvation so that they too might not fall in the same manner, and the omnipotent God rescued them from the mud so that the others might be saved."