Amanda
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Amanda asked in Education & ReferenceTeaching · 8 months ago

Would this be still not knowing how to do it?

Instructor gives Ray verbal instructions to teach him how to do something. Altho he did exactly as he interpreted them, she tells him No and then other instructions. It bothers him. He wasn't assertive enough to interrupt her to say that he needs to be shown. So, he may have trouble focusing. After she gives him more instructions, he may not really understand but it's possible she positions his hands/feet for him. A few of the attempts while she's watching: she tells him that he did it well altho he may not be sure how he did it gracefully. Whenever he tries to do it the way that resulted in being told he did it well, she kept sensing that he lacked confidence/control. After the session, Ray makes a few attempts. Altho he may be doing it right, he doesn't have a good feeling about it, isn't sure if it would be what she would've been looking for, or if this is [how you do] it, or it may still feel awkward to him.  

So he looks for videos on how to do it after his private attempts and finds one that makes the most sense to him.  

Was it because he still didn't know how to do it? (especially in parts: "Whenever he tries to do it the way that resulted in being told he did it well, she kept sensing that he lacked confidence/control" & "Altho he may be doing it right, he doesn't have a good feeling about it, isn't sure if it would be what she would've been looking for, or this is [how you do] it, or it may still feel awkward to him.")  

Or is this the problem: He doesn't like the

Update:

fact that he didn't get a chance to actually see it the very 1st time he was taught? 

Or is this why he tensed up: He could feel the instructor staring at him? 

Or he just plain couldn't focus because of her criticism in the beginning? 

Was it from being unclear?

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  • 8 months ago
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    There's no way to know what was going on in Ray's head. But this description sounds like a common issue with anything that requires physical skill. Developing a skill requires practice as well as instruction. Someone can tell you how to throw a basketball through the hoop, but it's going to take a lot of practice for you to become confident in your ability. It can help to watch other people do something, to see how they position themselves, use their hands, etc. 

  • 8 months ago

    Well, I don't know. You never said if Ray ever managed to do whatever it was he was trying to do, so I don't know if it would still be not knowing how to do it.

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