Recently some of the organizers of my “advanced” workshops have turned away students for not having enough of the fundamentals of C.I. to join the group.
In Barcelona this past July the organizers and I asked two people to not continue because we didn’t feel it was safe for them or fair to the group because of the realms we were about to enter.
While it is hard to turn people away, taking these actions allowed the groups to work in the deep end of the pool without having to rework basic skills. This made the experience more satisfying for the students and for me as a teacher.
But the question of what is ‘advanced’ is extremely subjective.
How do you tackle this question? How do you articulate what is advanced and how do you create a selection process for your workshops?
I’m going to write more about this soon. But for now, for the benefit of all of us, I would appreciate any thoughts you have – be you a teacher or student- to be shared below.