I have learned that students want to do different things, the teacher wants them to do the same thing. So you have to trick them. Have them work on ma ai for instance and find techniques that are more sensitive to correct ma ai. They think to do many different technques, but in fact they work on the same aspect: ma ai. Both parties happy!
We did that tonight! Through a couple variations of the same technique for the whole class. Always swapped partners though, so learned drastically different things from each one.
Have you found that teaching styles change slot over time?
Thanks to everyone who wrote, by the way, it's so wonderful to hear your different perspectives.