Originally Posted by RicB
Gosh, Inner skiing was the first book I bought when I started teaching skiing. It really helped me move beyond what little I had been exsposed to at that point.
Horst (Frosch) used to particpate in Nolo's web site previous to paragon coaching, don't remember the name. Nolo? My SSD has Skiing Right, another great book to read.
Hem I did download a compilation of Heatons essays and have to say they are as you represent, very good, breif and to the point. In fact I'm going to print them out to share and use in the locker room this winter.
If anyone wishes I could attach the pdf to an email and share them. Could be they are located on the psia web site, but I really don't remember where I ran across them, just that I was searching under "psycomotor learning".
I am glad that you found that helpful.
A very forward-thinking idea is to print out, with permission, some of the sample surveys from
Heaton's "Teacher Behavior In Ski Teaching"
and distribute them among your staff.
The mere act of responding to the survey creates a positive trend of self-discovery for your staff.
You are fortunate to have had Horst's text at the dawn of your teaching career.
I started with PSIA's much-needed cleanup of the American Process.
They have continued to do outstanding work while enduring harsh criticism for many years.
I keep all of my early manuals from my "Associate Cert" days on hand for quelling the frequent barbs levelled at the system.
Critics are often astonished at the foundation of the organization and it's "renegade" roots in world ski teaching away from the USSA.