For what its worth, I believe its useful to think of instruction as building upon what skills and experience your students already possess. Rather than furnish some arbitray goals for them to achieve, think instead of discovering what they currently have and devise appropriate ways to grow those abilities as they apply to skiing. Some assumptions you can make are generally reliable: For example your students normally are able to walk. They have the ability to balance while moving so building upon this by converting the walking movement into a sliding one is a reasonably comfortable and incremental approach to begin with. Sometimes you will find yourself with a student with hockey, figure skating or rollerblading experience etc. If the learning task can be reduced to readily achievable increments the outcome is apt to be successful.
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7/21/03 at 7:52pm