Wow. Full circle, again, still.
I hope you do go to a PMTS event Rusty, in spite of all of this.
'Cmon SCSA, you are better than this. If you read something, and don't understand it right away, do you just give up? Did you do that with C++? It would be interesting if you could "shadow" on of us that actually teach skiing, so you could see the variety of situations and solutions a good instructor has to come up with.
From what I have seen, Rusty could teach you a thing or two. I know for a fact that Bob could. Of course, you would have to be in one of your receptive, open minded days.
One point SCSA brought up is VERY good, gang. How do we get materials. etc. to those students, so they know where they are, and where they are going? PMTS is better than that. So is Lito. Ditto, Bob. Study materials for the public!
I also agree about the difficulty in understanding objective specifics in ATS/Centerline. The materials you are reading now are not what you are used to, but it might be fun someday, to go over some of your misunderstandings.
I am ALL for doing things on the snow, because that's where the action is. But I sure would like it if my students had an eval that they can take with them.
I may be one of the few instructors that actually does write a short eval for students. Of course, I put it on the back of my business card.
Materials for students, not just instructors. Hmmm, maybe from individual; ski schools, a marketing and customer service method. Web content? Discussion forums with YOUR instructor(s) at your favorite area?
Interesting analogy, with the English instruction. English is one of the least structured languages, and has a TON of exceptions... Hmmm.