Earlier in this thread, therusty wrote
|If an instructor can not ski "poorly" on purpose, how can they ...
I'm just a recreational skier, not an instructor, but I do have six years experience teaching at a world class university. And I've watched false examples and "don't do the following" lectures backfire on colleagues in the academic setting. Students drop the "false" or "don't" flag and treat it as a positive, much like the infamous bad skiing advice I've heard of -- "don't hit that tree right in front of you."
Now, I realize that casual or recreational sports instruction is a different game from teaching engineers, premeds, and physics majors and that what works for one may work poorly for the other. Would some of the instructors
on Epic be willing to illustrate the pedagogical value of skiing poorly on purpose? I'd also be interested in hearing from students
who've taken many lessons both about their take on purposely skiing poorly and Volkskier1's comment earlier in this thread
|The skiing in those videos is not what I aspire to and I wouldn't recommend that those learning aspire to those basic parallel demos. That can't be an Alta trainer.
I'm especially interested in seeing how much common ground there is between successful, pleased students and long-term or higher level instructors.