How many times have you seen "INSTRUCTOR" emblazoned on the shirt or jacket of one who, at best, may have had some knowledge to impart, maybe even enthusiastic about the subject, but the term "instructor" would have been better served by "team member" or "enthusiastic support"
Here are my comments on a discussion, where "mountaineering" was an analogy used by a contributor on the subject:
TEACHER/ COACH/ GUIDE using the mountain analogy. The lines can be blurred, but this is how I’ve come to see it:
As a teacher or instructor, I’d help them to envisage the challenges of the mountain in the way of equipment, fitness and skills level required. I might do this in a classroom.
A coach, I wouldn’t climb “the” mountain with them, but I would help them physically to develop their skills and fitness (mental and physical) for the climb. Likely in an appropriate environment, even climbing some mountains with them.
As a guide or leader, I take them safely up and down “their” mountain. As a dedicated guide I might even teach and coach along the way.
What do you think??