I am going to share my experience only because it has to do with adults.
I am a lecturer in Criminal Law in Athens University. I do not teach because I am young but I am responsible for the "Court Simulation"
We take BIG cases, we change names and everything and we play the court as actors do in theatre, I am sure you know the procedure that it's common in every Law school on the globe.
We train students to pose the correct questions.
In my "classes" , I have seen many cases.
I have met the lazy student who wants his/her job done by someone else.
I have met the cunning one, who wants to impress the professor, takes an innocent face and PRETENDS that doesn't know the answer but he/she wants to show off her character and interest.
Of course they will never make it in real life but I do not tell them anything , I leave them to discover this "nice surprise" by themselves... Pity I won't be there to see them ridiculing themselves in the court room, because I hate those people.
I have met the really hard working that stare at you in the eyes to see how they are doing and it's obvious that they are trying!
Posing the RIGHT question is the half in every science and art.
Remember the tales about the famous inventions!
All of them begun by narrating how the scientist found the solution when he posed the RIGHT QUESTION
This is part of the learning procedure.
Those students where annoying indeed. I won't mention what I have done to help them and help the forum. I will mention that Pete( who is being threw a lot of changes in his life) spend his precious free time to trace their teacher to let him know of what his students were doing.He sent many e-mails to try to control things and REALLY help them and not just getting rid of them!
In this forum, all of us, having me first in row, we have been serious, funny and yes, ridiculous.
We have narrated stories of our personal lives ( how many times have we been married, what tattoos we have, how we met our mates)
So I think that is fair that the least we can do with the newbies is to be TOLERANT and give a hand to Mezzaluna.
Thanks for listening
"Muabet de Turko,kama de Grego i komer de Djidio", old sefardic proverb ( Three things worth in life: the gossip of the Turk , the bed of the Greek and the food of the Jew)