Following the December 10, 2016 TIC workshop in Sausalito, one of our coaches send the us this email:
“Hi Bob, for me and different classes I have taught over many years, what you and Ethan have re-tuned over the years, really works. This years breaks between lectures, from different speakers, gives the teachers a break, and up doing one of the student exercises, gets the body activated, and oxygenated, and blood flow. We have to remember that the teachers have had a full week with students, and the weekend is their own down time to chill, and do their fun & games. Also during these different breaks, gives the teachers a break to think over what was presented to the class, and maybe some questions might come up after these breaks, as I saw this last Sat. When I was teaching the U.S. Power Squad boating class in the evening, for 25 yrs., you learn to read faces of people who have worked all day, rushed home, ate, and now listening to how to run a boat.
Students being part of the teaching, helps keep everyone on board, and I felt you and Ethan hit it out of the park this year, for me, I wouldn’t change it. Maybe you and Ethan could do what Ethan is going to do with the new teachers, and ask their input of the training class, and maybe ask the presenters and coaches. That’s my appraisal of the class. Thanks for asking.
Les Junge is the lead coach for Pennisula Fly Fishers