One thing I want students to learn right from the start is how to create a quality sound. I just finished pages which teach bow direction/placement, bow weight and bow speed. Students can then practice those techniques on an easy exercise while reading bowings.
The bowing is meant to have students travel a short distance while stopping the bow after each quarter note so that students have time to keep checking bow direction, etc. They perform it like this:
What would you like to see in your dream method book?