"The shoe is on the other foot" is a good expression as I go from:
Teachers and students alike struggle to teach and learn
Learning something new is a serious challenge that is greatly enjoyed when there is a high degree of rapport, confidence and/or connection between the teacher and the student (or between therapist/patient; coach/client). And when there is a stylistic approach that clicks. These relationships take a bit of time, a bit of give and take and a sense of general goodwill on both sides.
My teacher and I both expressed impatience with one another at this week's cha cha lesson. I kept bending the wrong leg as I shifted my weight, and I couldn't master the sexy hip/pelvis swing in the rock step. Fortunately, I got the hip action in the cha cha cha steps.
So it is with all this in mind I will strive to become my teacher's best student while I believe he will strive to teach me the best way he knows how.
Keep teaching and learning,
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