Originally Posted by JohnSki
Ben, if you don't mind me asking, what kind of questions were they asking to drill you for about 10 minutes after your teaching assignments?
They included such tid-bits as:
1. What weaknesses did candidates, X, Y, and Z illustrate while they were doing your exercises? How did you tailor your exercise to those weaknesses? How could you have better addressed their issues? (Wait for long pauses from examiners after you answer, looking at you as if you just spoke in French to them).
2. Why did you chose exercise "A"? What skill blends did it promote in your student? Why did you chose it? Out of three primary skills, which one did it develop the most? Should you have used that here? What else could you have done? How can you incorporate that skill from an exercise into final form skiing?
3. How do we "get forward" in our stance? Two examiners asked this to various students. How do we do it? What muscles do we use? How do we use them? What different set of muscles do we use when we are moving in the turn and need to keep our feet in line with our hips?
4. What are rotary movements? I won't even start on the many wasted minutes this discussion generated every day of the exam. You'll never win this discussion.
5. What other exercises could compliment what you just did? How would they do that?
6. What primary skill is addressed at the start of a turn? What skill is addressed in the shaping phase? What skill is addressed at the end of a turn? How did your exercise relate to that skill?
7. What does it mean to have a strong inner half?
8. How do we tip our inside foot/knee/leg? While most examiners wanted real world answers, this one wanted to hear from a friend of mine that you "rotate your femur" to tip your inside foot/knee/leg. My friend kept talking about how you move your foot and knee, etc. which wasn't good enough.
That's all I remember for now.