I think most instructors are very good at creating a condusive learning enviroment, that is part directive, part guided discovery and part exchanging of ideas. I think this is at least half the equation for a good lesson, and is to me at least, the main reason a 50 year old L2 can often give a better lesson then a 20 year old L3....life experience counts alot.
Having said that, in my teaching career, I have never had anyone sign up for a lesson then begin by telling me how bad my Org and its ideas are, and how there is this other Org on the internet that is far superior, and thus how bad I suck at skiing and teaching. This has never happened. How would I respond? Well, until it does happen....I cant say for sure...but I suspect I would just smile, and say, "ok, show me"....then on the hill, I would let the skiing do the the talking. But what about if you cant let the skiing do the talking? What about say, if you were....I dont know...on the internet....on some kind of chat board....how would you handle it then? I guess there are 3 and for some people 4 options:
- Ignore it, and hope it goes away
- Roll over, agree they are right, and get your own glass to start drinking the cool aid too
- Point out, with clarity, certainty and confidence, the merits in your ideas
- Of course, I guess, if say, you owned the site, you could just ban people who you dont like as well.
Yes it would be wonderful, if both sides could work together to learn and establish and understand the respective merits and holes...I am sure there are both in all systems....JamT for example has helped me with providing some greater understanding of physics that has been fantastic.....but, this is not common, at least not on this site...to work, it that takes both sides to come to the party. For what ever reason, there is that one school of thought out there just seems incapable of this.