‘A teacher: B.B. is in my seventh grade class. Could you give me some advice?
‘Dr. Steiner: He is in a class too high for what he knows. He is lazy? I think it is just his nature, that he is Swedish, and you will have to accept that he cannot quickly comprehend things. They grasp things slowly, but if you return to such things often, it will be all right. They love to have things repeated. That is perhaps what it is that you are observing with him.’
Steiner, R. Faculty Meetings with Rudolf Steiner, p 412.