Everyone I teach has a unique style of learning. This develops into their own unique playing style.
I find this phenomenon is most obvious when teaching young beginners as they have less of an idea what the drums should sound or be like. The other great thing about teaching children is the speed at which they learn. I have always thought it was a similar process to learning a language. I have learned over the years to allow them to explore the instrument in their own intuitive way whilst guiding them with information about technique and what other drummers might do.
You can think of this process as very similar to the way we encourage children to explore language and even encourage mistakes in pronunciation or sentence structure. So it was nice to see in the below film that I may be thinking along the correct lines.