post #31 of 43
1/2/05 at 5:19pm
Originally Posted by HarvardTiger
How do you instructors handle these folks (all but one never-evers) who are heading out west for a week?
Never-ever, about 32, guy, in good shape, plays tennis regularly, a little clumsy, engineer, want to think through and understand everything.
Never-ever, female, about 40, gal, decent physical shape, unsure, wants to try skiing, not planning to ski every day, wants to enjoy the "mountain experience" almost as much as spend time skiing.
Been skiing once, gal, 42, decent physical shape, last trip spent in a "death wedge" and did not enjoy lessons, plans to ski every day of the trip.
Never-ever, 54, guy, couch potato, not athletic, nervous but excited about trying skiing, looking forward to a week in a ski town.
All don't want to spend a lot of time taking lessons. They want to cruise around as soon as they can. None know anything of the different learning methodologies or have even heard of PSIA or PMTS or rotary, etc.
These are some "reality" folks, actual examples, I have know locally who have headed west to go skiing. I'm just wondering how instructors resolve their PSIA and PMTS debates into a coherent lesson when standing on the snow facing this group. If this is your group ... How do you approach 'em? How do you teach 'em?
After all, this is a practical world. And it all comes down to this.
P.S. No disrespect intended at all towards instructors--or teaching systems. I agree that the theories have to be debated and resolved to put a product on the snow.
Originally Posted by gonzostrike
I would imagine the instructors will address each student individually and continue on an individual basis throughout the lesson. isn't that the way it's done in most schools, with most group or semi-private classes?