1. If you treat your student like professionals, they will act like professionals. If you treat your student like kids, they will act like kids.
2. Some faculties have MIT addiction. No matter what MIT did, they want to make a copy or re-implement it. I do not think it is a right direction. No matter how good you did, you will always be the second. If you are the second, how could you get grant? You should find an area which you can lead them.