Wondering how other instructors in the snowsports industry get ready for the next season. Do they look over all the materials they’ve gathered over the years? Review online materials from their respective associations (PSIA, AASI, etc.)? How many keep notes from the previous season? I once heard an instructor say in a clinic that she leaves notes in her ski boots for next season, so she can remember where to pick up from. I know I have all kinds of thoughts swirling around in my head about the skills, terminology, teaching methods, learning styles, technical ideas, . . . physical fitness, etc. There’s a lot that goes into the whole ski instructors big picture as a professional. Lately I’ve been reviewing things like “lateral learning,” “teaching for transfer” and stuff.
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