Testing is such a wonderful opportunity to learn for all involved. The students get to see how much of their training holds up under pressure. The teachers get to see how much of their instruction holds up under pressure. The helpers get to have one foot on the floor and one foot off the floor, both participating and observing.
I know as a teacher, I forget sometimes I’m still a student and it’s revelatory to watch my instructional strengths and weaknesses come out in my students during testing. It’s plain as day and the other black belts on the board let me know what I’m doing right and what I’m doing wrong.
Thanks so much to all the testers, helpers and the board for making a great test. You can go see more photos here.