In the east, do not use garlands, traverses or single turns. Shostek announces this before teaching exams. While these are valid for teaching, find alternatives to use when prepping for exams. I have also heard many examiners grumble about thumper turns.
My only other advice, this is the producer in me talking, is to practice with the clock. Get used to working through the progression w/ practice time in 10 minutes. This way you won't feel the crunch of time and loose your focus.
A friend of mine wrote this, it may help. It is also posted on my site.Debbie’s Part 2 Advice
Keep the class moving
-Keep your explanations concise but understandable (avoid repetition other than reminding them of previous segments focus)
-Have the group make at least 8 turns in each segment -- usually it takes one to two turns for someone to get into the rythmn and the idea is to get everyone comfortable and feeling the new movement pattern
-Avoid traverses (slows the class down and is impossible at weekend
Use VAK in your teaching (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic -- see, hear, feel)
-Tell the group what you want them to do, show them what you want them to do, have them do it and feel it -- this works very well if you show them the movement you want them to try while stationary as it is easier for you to point out the effect of the movement pattern on the ski for example.
-Ask the group if they noticed anything as a result of doing the movement
while skiing -- e.g. did you feel that it made the ski easier to turn?
-If using reciprocal (pairing up skiers), ask them what they saw in the skier in front -- you can often lead the answer by phrasing the question: Did you see.....?
-Talk, show, and feel cause and effect -- e.g. I'd like everyone to roll their ankle down the hill, see how this flattens the ski, feel how much easier it is to steer the ski now that it is flat
Use different teaching methods
-Mix up your segments with: ski to and passed me one at a time (sorry can't remember technical term for this), reciprocal skiing (pairing up), circle skiing (note: may not be possible or good idea on a crowded day -- also make sure you tell people not to stop in the middle of an intersecting trail), line skiing (follow each other down in a line), free or open skiing (let people ski down to a predetermined spot taking their own path -- this is good to end with when you bring your progression back to regular skiing as it allows people to experiment with their own turn shapes and can be more fun)
Teach a progression
-Have a beginning, middle, and end
-Everything should build on the element before -- don't mix apples and
Own your teaching progression
-Be able to demo anything you are teaching
-Practice your progressions as many times as you can -- with your real classes, in clinics, or with other willing instructors
-Give both general and individual feedback (only need to give feedabck to
one or two people each time -- not the whole group and don;t forget to give feedback at you beginning stationary segment if appropriate, e.g. le't pretend this is a really heavy door and make the movement of your thigh/femur larger
-Give positive feedback and feedback that suggest how a change might
make the task easier (show that if appropriate), e.g. if you widen your stance you will find it easier to roll your ankles and get the ski flat/on edge. Let's all stand with our feet together and try rolling the ankles, now let's all stand with our feet apart and try it.
Check for understanding
Ask the group if they have any questions
-Ask the group if they see it, feel it, understand it
-Demo to the group and away from the group to make sure they see the
movement pattern you are trying to teach
Be aware of and utilize the responsibility code
-Remind the group to: look uphill and only take off when it is safe to do so, give the skier in front space, stop below the group, stop to the side in a safe place
-Be clear where the group should ski to in each task, e.g. 4 turns after I stop, on the left by the orange fence