I got back late Tuesday night from co-teaching a Paddle Canada Level 2 Instructor Course for White Squall . Since the, things have been so busy that I haven't had anytime to post anything until now.
My fellow co-instructor, Graham Ketcheson and I had a fantastic time working the level 2 curriculum with the 4 students on the course.
We spent the first day at White Squall and 4 days out on Georgian Bay which was nice. The weather was really hot for the first two days but kind of rainy for the last 3. I didn't mind the rain as I much prefer paddling in the rain significantly more then hot sunshine.
Arthur W. Gamson developed seven principles to effective teaching which have been among the most influential ideas of the past twenty years in relation to teaching theory.
It seems pretty straight forward but if we remembered to embrace them, we would be much more effective teachers.
Source: Chickering, Arthur W. Gamson, Zelda F.(1987) Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.