Pirou Posted January 17, 2008 Report Share Posted January 17, 2008 I go to a school where after class, we are encouraged to spend 10 or 15 minutes doing additional practice on our own. We are also encouraged to ask students senior to us for help or clarifications, or sometimes a senior student is asked by the teacher to review a particular step with us individually. Students who are friends will review steps from class together, etc. It's also common for a student with more experience to catch a glimpse of you out of the corner of their eye, notice something that you might not be noticing, and give you feedback. Occasionally, I have been corrected by students who are not necessarily senior to me or who cannot themselves do the thing they are correcting me about, and I have mixed feelings about this. It's true on the one hand, that I can certainly see mistakes in others that I cannot necessarily correct in myself, but on the other hand, I don't know that I would go and mention that thing to them. I actually love that we have this friendly and supportive repor among students at my school, as I've heard so much about competitiveness, etc., at other places. I've always said thank you and just tried to apply the correction (and it's usually something innocuous like shoulders creeping up in tension during turns - nothing they could be giving me wrong advice about.) But I'd rather receive corrections from those whose placement I would like to emulate or who have mastered a problem that I may be having rather than someone who may just be noticing a problem I am having or whom I would not like to wind up looking like. How do others feel? Quote Link to comment
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