Re: I Don't Care That Much
'We forget there is no "teaching 101" for instructors.'
Isn't there, though? There's usually a kind of informal apprenticeship, from what I've seen, where students watch how their teachers teach and are gradually given more and more teaching responsibility themseves for kohais. I certainly feel like I've gotten a lot more support to develop my teaching skills through aikido than in situations where it was my actual job (e.g., as a teaching assistant in a university).
Although of course such a system can pass on harmful teaching methods as easily as it can pass on helpful ones.
Last edited by Basia Halliop : 11-12-2013 at 04:36 PM.