Originally Posted by alowishus
I paid to attend the class - don't know why doing research ahead of time would taint the class.....
I don't believe I came right out and "said" that research would taint the class.
But, now that you've brought it up...
Here's what I used to see when I was teaching MSF here in the great State of Ohio.
And, for the record, I focused strictly on the MRC/RSS and the later BRC classes.
You get a percentage of type A overachievers who absolutely refuse to leave their egos
in the trunk of their car and show up thinking that they're a "natural" at this motorcycle
riding thing. They don't want to listen to the instructor, they're busy eye-fookin their GF
( who's thaking the class with them ), or just otherwise being a disruption to peeps who ARE there to learn.
Or, you get the ones who have been riding for twenty years and just know for a fact that the demonstration YOU JUST GAVE can't possibly work that well cuz they've never done it that way.
Or, and here's the issue I have with your "research", they show up with a good idea of the actual layout of the course they 'll be riding, but NONE of the theory or technique behind why it will be ridden that way.
OTOH, the "new and improved" MSF curriculum is all about the students teaching themselves in a controlled environment, so getting the layout ahead of time may well work to your advantage
I taught a lot of students over fourteen years of playing instructor, the one's who did the best were the ones who managed to show up without any preconceived notions and actully tried the techniques we showed them.