2021 Teaching Children Snowsports Manual - Member Schools

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This brand-new manual gives you tools to become a great children's instructor. Children’s learning and development concepts are updated and brought to life with specific examples on all types of equipment: alpine, cross country, snowboard, and telemark. 6 x 9”. 242 pages.

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“What makes a great children’s instructor?” Teaching Children Snowsports
answers this question, while also highlighting the nuances of teaching children
versus teaching adults.
The wisdom of dozens of skilled instructors and coaches – as well as new research and recent
educational developments within PSIA-AASI’s American Teaching System – have gone into this
manual, providing a must-have resource for instructors given the awesome opportunity to turn
children into lifelong skiers and snowboarders. It offers on-snow teaching tips, a modern take
on enduring educational theory, and “side hits” and “secret stashes” filled with fun facts and
kid-centric takeaways you can use to build your knowledge base and enrich every lesson. Whether
you’re an inexperienced instructor or seasoned veteran, Teaching Children Snowsports has
something for everyone.
PSIA-AASI’s Learning Connection, with its emphasis on people skills, teaching skills, and
technical skills, provides the framework on which this manual is built... and its cornerstone is the
CAP Model, which offers insight on how kids think and perceive (the cognitive realm of development),
how they react and socialize (the affective realm), and how they grow and learn to move (the
physical realm). In essence, this manual explains how instructors can combine the CAP Model with
the Learning Connection to create engaging learning experiences for all children, no matter their
stage of development.
This manual delivers technical knowledge – in different snowsports disciplines – coupled with
ways to shape your personal interactions and teaching tactics to present this information at a
kid-friendly level. What makes a great children’s instructor? Dive into this manual to find out!