[quote]Originally posted by Bob Barnes/Colorado:
|How do we as instructors get across to our students that the quick track method is not as efficient? When someone pays for a lesson, they often want quick results
Ah, but you ask great questions, Jimbo! We could discuss this one all summer, and still not come up with the definitive answer. But one of the principles of our Guest Centered Teaching (TM) model comes to mind: it is the job of the instructor to give the students what they believe they want, but also to educate them as to what ELSE they MIGHT want!
All right, it's getting late. You've struck a nerve!
|But what does it take to make a person a good pilot?
I know nothing about flying, so that's an easier question to answer! I saw what I think must be the ultimate words of wisdom for pilots--and others--on a tattered old poster on the wall of the airport hanger somewhere in Canada's arctic:"The superior pilot is the one who, through the use of his superior judgement, minimizes the need for his superior skills."
In tresponse to your first quote, Is there a PSIA clinic that deals specifically with the issues developed in this thread? If so, what is it? If not, then let's develop one! How about a course title called "Back To Basics?" Any comments?
Good quote on the pilot skills. This can also be applied to other professions. Also, never be afraid to learn. Never be afraid to admit that you do not know it all. Always be willing to learn, and to be willing to listen to different viewpoints. Be willing to take off the blinders. If someone wants a differnt ski clinic, try taking one from milt Bends (spelling). He will definitely take your blinders off!
It seems that the more I delve into ski instruction, the more I realize how little I really know.
: I would like to continue this topic, all summer as you suggested it might take. I also think the real challenge still lies as in Fastman's comments. Are we going to be the favorite grandparent and give the students what they want, or the good parent and give them what they need? How do we be both? Can we do both? How do we be loyal to the client, and also to the company we work for? Is that possible? Should we take what has developed here and start another thread? Do I ask too many questions?