It is always interesting to me, as an educator, to watch other educators at work, and never more so than when the topic is dramatically different than my own field. Teaching a physical skill like controlling a motorcycle is far different than teaching the almost internal skills associated with writing, but at the end of the day, there are more similarities than differences. The officers, who had probably fifty years combined experience in both riding and teaching, were able to diagnose at a fair distance the precise movements I needed to employ to negotiate my turns more smoothly and cleanly, and they were able to articulate these changes in ways that made sense to me. I only hope that I am so insightful and succinct in my writing instruction to my own students.
If you're in the greater Phoenix area, check out the Chandler PD. This was their first training day, but won't be their last. Look for another one in the spring, and if you're on the west side of the valley, call on the Peoria PD, who conducts similar training for the public. Protecting, serving, and helping us all stay safer on the highways.