What is your individual opinion on teaching yourself patterns either by a textbook or through videos? This can also include whether or not it is morally correct to do so with our without your head instructors permission to learn a certain pattern. Personally, I think there comes a time when one needs to venture out and teach themselves some of the material. I have come across a few times where my Master has told me to learn a certain part of a pattern on my own and then we go through it together the following week. I think that patterns are something that should be passed down by the instructor to student. However, as videos are more available my students are teaching themselves patterns that are not how our school does them or the videos are just wrong or the thing the videos are correct and accuse the instructors of being wrong.