As instructors we all need to find our voice. We have a passion in our profession to share our knowledge of what we have learned or experienced so others can become better. That voice can be expressed by written words, lecture, or demonstration of a technique. Once we find that voice, it is i
“We all need people who give us feedback. That is how we improve” – Bill Gates
Adults are self-deterministic as learners. This means that we seek to control our own performance and improve it where possible. To do this, we need to know (1) what we have done well, (2) what areas we can improve, and
We all likely know that lessons learned are the product of an after-action meeting. What we may not pay enough attention to is how to make the most of the results. Lessons learned has a wonderful sound to it, partly due to the alliteration, but the term does not completely do justice to the process.
Learning in fire and emergency medical services is related to the ability to process, store, retrieve, adapt, and utilize information and skills both in the training environment and in the field. As instructors we tend to default towards lecture, often supplemented with presentation software, such a
Part of being a fire service instructor in this day and age is to deliver a pre-planned curriculum that has been created, vetted and has an element of quality assurance by other peers. After all, if the students could do it themselves there would be no need for the instructor right? In my neck of th