Topic Ideas

Here I am again trying to write. It would help if I had a focus on what I want to write about.  They say, and I agree, writing can help to iron out feelings, clarity, or expertise on a given topic. In my morning haze between sleep and awakeness I had this thought, why not write about instructor training topics? I need to develop a strong understanding of particular topics that are used in the Rocky Mountain Trainers exam. The topics are already available to me. They are general enough that I could write full length essays on each topic. Here’s the list:

On Snow Clinic Topics (2012-2013)

  • All Mountain Performance
  • Performance Bumps
  • Teaching Contemporary Skiing
  • Extreme Mountain Performance
  • Precision Skiing 301
  • Teaching Beginner Bumps
  • MA 201 On-Snow
  • MA 301 On-Snow
  • Jumping Improvement

Indoor Clinic Topics (2012-2013)

  • Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model
  • Basic Skiing Physics
  • Ski Design-Rocker, Side cut, etc.
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • GCT / ATS / CAP Teaching Models
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Developing Goal Statements
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • MA Model & Filter–Differentiate L1,2,3
  • Skills Concept
  • Biomechanics of Rotary, Edging, Pressure Control
  • Basic Boot Setup & Alignment
  • Strategies for Identifying Guests’ Needs
  • Facilitating Guests’ Needs

I could definitely see myself rambling on about any of these in preparation for next season’s role as a training coordinator and in preparation for RMT Selection. Even if they change, the exercise of writing on each topic would develop a stronger understanding.


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