Monday, February 23, 2009

This fun video doesn't need much explanatory comment from me.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Adapted Instruction

I am happy to announce that I went up for another ski lesson yesterday with adaptation to suit my needs and it went much better. First, I made it a private lesson so that I could get what I needed. Second, I dealt with the language thing in advance by requesting a native speaker of English. Next I told the teacher what troubles I could have in terms of learning new things for my body. I also told her what my strengths were in terms of learning.

We ended up working with just three exercises for the whole two-hour lesson, all of which were aimed at one single teaching point. There were lots of explanations as to why we were doing what we were doing, just as I had requested.

At the end of two hours my control had improved so much I felt like I was using some new kind of equipment. I'm going to go again next week with the same instructor.

I'm glad that being MK's father has given me some practice in insisting on, and arranging for, suitable and effective education.