The other day, I wrote about something that experts know, that beginners often miss, in On Learning.
Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to learn something brand new to me, from scratch, when I took the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic Rider Course.
I wish I could say something really useful that integrated what I know about learning, with what I observed about learning at the MSF BRC. Can’t.
The only thing I can say is that if you get something wrong in the very beginning, and you do not have an opportunity to divert and slow down and master the thing that gave you trouble, you can’t catch up.
It’s simply not possible to pile additional skill on top of additional skill, when the student doesn’t have the core skills down solidly.