A supervisor when checking a student’s clay demonstrations always checks to see that the student’s understanding of the material being demonstrated is present. This is done exactly as outlined in the bulletin “Clay Table Training” of 11 October 1967. The supervisor has only the materials of the course such as HCO Bulletins, HCO Policy Letters, tapes, textbooks or reference materials to refer to in checking out a demonstration.
If a student’s clay demonstration isn’t correctly done or doesn’t show what is to be demonstrated the supervisor must give a “flunk” for it. The supervisor must also state why it is a flunk with reference to the material. A supervisor must never refer to another student’s demo as an example of a correctly done demo or make an example of a student’s incorrectly done demo to other students. Just stick to the course materials and your students will win.
You will find that students’ demonstrations will each be unique in their own way of showing the data. The important thing is that the demo does show the data and the student understands it. A student’s clay demo is a personal creation by the student and when properly done is to be highly validated by the supervisor. A student’s clay demo is not something made for public display even to other students.
All a supervisor is interested in with any student is that the material of the course is duplicated by the student; that means full understanding of it-the clay demonstrations of each student will show it.