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Old 12-12-2008, 12:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I use the analogy of riding a bicycle and that steering movements start from the front wheel not the rear wheel...you would not steer a bike from the rear wheel would you?? it seems to work well, and helps when we imagine riding that bike (snowboard) down a single track trail.. this teaches people to look where they want to go, and this helps with alignment issues and spatially orienting noobs when they are getting comfy just sliding on the snow withe a stick strapped to their feet.

"Teaching should be such that what is offered should be perceived as valuable gift, not as hard duty"
A. einstein

The more real world analogies we can use to tap into students learning pathways, the more succesful you will be as an instructor, and all your studenst will have more success and those ahh haa moments..
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