Paula Lydon wrote:
~~How do you feel when you realize that you're 'teaching' a junior student simply by training with them? Unspoken or unacknowledged you, as their percieved senior, are teaching by example. It's not just on sensei up front, it's on you too.~~
It is exactly as you say. Whenever you are just training you act as an example to others, whether you lik it or not. This can be a burden to some, but it simply means train what you are supposed to train and try to do everything you do as perfect as possible. Be a worthy example.
Sometimes this is also used in class. For example, our club has a special 8 lessons course for people to get a introduction to Aikido. At this course 15 to 30 new people come. They have no clue and do not know what to do, and some things we dont tell them. At the beginning of the class of course all the seniors bow, and after 2 times everybody knows you have to bow at the beginning without being told so.