Now, Roto my friend, get the 95% of the rest of the instructors to understand and practice this. It is not our agenda, it is the student's. The student asks, we serve.
However, most students have been brainwashed since kindergarten. They always do what the teacher says, or suffer the consequences. So, I think a good intro to the class should be something along the line of: "I am here to satisfy your expectations and desires. How can I help?" And then lose the, "I want you to ...."
It is my preception that the world of ski teaching is changing. In order for the industry to grow, the clients needs and motivations must be satified, or they will not be back. It is not difficult to determine and fulfill the needs and expectations of any student. We have to work at it and it will happen. At the risk of being redundant, it is not our agenda; it's theirs.