Originally Posted by nolo
I beg to differ. Students sometimes need to see what skiing can be. Why, just last week I was with my ESA group in the bumps at Highlands when Weems said, "I'm gonna uncork one, so they can see how it's done." It was inspirational, entertaining and instructional.
It may be a personality thing, then. I don't like to show off, because I feel like I'm being pretentious. Plus, although I guess I ski fairly well, I still have the "I suck" complex. Maybe it's the fact that I get to spend a lot of time in clinics with D-team members, and I have those visuals in my head, and know I can't live up to that.
That said, since I ski on such a small mountain, and I'm not always leading groups, even when skiing with other instructors, I do ski a lot harder at times when they can see me. Saying "this is how it's done", though? I don't feel I can be the judge of that. I'll leave that up to the people on the Ed Staff. Weems, having been on the d-team can claim to be all that and a bag of chips
. Me? I didn't even make Dev Team, so I can't presume to be all that. And I guess that insecurity carries over a bit into my lessons. If I don't go out seeking oohs and aahhhs, then I won't be disappointed when I don't get them.