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Old 07-25-2014, 10:39 AM   #106
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I am empathetic, sympathetic, and polite as a MoFo to anyone who comes on the range as a "student". But I also work very hard to remain professional and reserved. They are not my friends, and I work quite hard to not let them have something they can stab me in the back with later.

Probably that makes me sound like an ass.
It's a shame it has to be that way, but I know what you mean. A significant number of the students don't want to become better riders. They want to be told they are wonderful and leave with an endorsement, no matter how bad they are.
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:42 PM   #107
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:54 PM   #108
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Congrats! I survived my first weekend and I am just starting to comprehend how much work is involved in getting that "S".
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:56 PM   #109
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We had a great class this weekend. Two no-shows dropped enrollment to 9. The remaining tried the instruction, and succeded. . ..
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:00 PM   #110
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We had a great class this weekend. Two no-shows dropped enrollment to 9. The remaining tried the instruction, and succeded. . ..
Our class of 8 ended up being 7, after one person showed up to Day 1 three hours late (and demanded to be allowed to ride).

The rest of them did really well. Seven [edit: six -- counting is hard!] of them passed. The one who didn't was eager to try again, and no one dropped a bike!

And each of the five RCCs is now a RC. It was a grueling experience, esp. since insomnia struck me the past couple of nights (prior to 6 a.m. starts). But I held it together and am glad I did.

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Old 07-27-2014, 06:46 PM   #111
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Our class of 8 ended up being 7, after one person showed up to Day 1 three hours late (and demanded to be allowed to ride).

The rest of them did really well. Seven of them passed. The one who didn't was eager to try again, and no one dropped a bike!

And each of the five RCCs is now a RC. It was a grueling experience, esp. since insomnia struck me the past couple of nights (prior to 6 a.m. starts). But I held it together and am glad I did.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:34 PM   #112
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Congrats! I survived my first weekend and I am just starting to comprehend how much work is involved in getting that "S".
Cool! It'll be interesting to see how your experience compares with mine. I have to say I really enjoyed the whole thing. But then I had a great RCT and fun fellow candidates to work with -- no difficult students either. I'm sure it'll be different out there in the real world.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:56 AM   #113
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And each of the five RCCs is now a RC. It was a grueling experience, esp. since insomnia struck me the past couple of nights (prior to 6 a.m. starts). But I held it together and am glad I did.
Congrats!
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:41 AM   #114
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What's the 'S ' mean?

Congratulations !
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"S" is for "satisfactory." Not very affirming, but I'll take it! (The only other available option is "U".)
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:56 AM   #116
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no difficult students either. I'm sure it'll be different out there in the real world.
Be glad... be very very glad that you did not have my class from this previous weekend:
1 non-English speaker
1 experienced person who wanted to complain about the slow speeds and other students' abilities
1 emotional student who cried during exercises 2-4
1 clueless person who could not grasp concepts or follow directions and wanted to argue about everything... it got to the point where I flat out asked him if he had a learning disability because no one else had any trouble understanding that they were to be riding in 2nd gear

9 students... only 6 were successful. The only other time I've had a failure rate that high was in a Ladies Only class.

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S = Satisfactory
At least it was in my RCP. You either got an S or a U (unsatisfactory) for the classroom portions and exercises you were responsible for. I want to say for mine, if you got 3 U's you failed. I had all S's.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:14 AM   #117
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Our class of 8 ended up being 7, after one person showed up to Day 1 three hours late (and demanded to be allowed to ride).
Well, he paid his money! And it was just the simple stuff for slow learners that he already knows, because he rode his cousin's moped 20 years ago...

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And each of the five RCCs is now a RC. It was a grueling experience, esp. since insomnia struck me the past couple of nights (prior to 6 a.m. starts). But I held it together and am glad I did.
Oh, you haven't had insomnia yet. Because no matter how much you were being judged, ultimately, someone had your back.

The night before the first time you have to go out there alone- that'll be insomnia. (Helping!)

Remember- the students don't know you're a rookie unless you tell them; They don't have any notion of how the class is supposed to work, so while you note your minor flubs to improve next time, they probably didn't even notice- for the most part, they're busy trying to keep up with you.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:24 AM   #118
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"S" is for "satisfactory." Not very affirming, but I'll take it! (The only other available option is "U".)
Now I remember....... cheez

I had 1 u, ( screwed up the turn around on a cornering excersize ) , overall S though.
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Forgot to mention that we got a first look at the 2014 classroom curriculum. The new books are much improved IMHO, though I haven't yet looked at the DVD with the PowerPoint files (no more live action videos apparently).

Is anyone using the new materials yet?
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Is anyone using the new materials yet?
Yes and no.

One org I coach with switched to the new classroom as of July 1. The other org I coach with will not switch until Jan I believe.

PS I have yet to see the new classroom. I have not looked at any of it. I did skim the book but didn't actually look at it.
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