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Peter Alberti
Nov 29, 2018
In Managing Students
I once had a student attend a class on an advanced topic. The student was mid-career and in process of a career change, so he had no practical experience. This student challenged me frequently during presentations/discussions, and constantly asked for help during labs. I was delighted to have an opportunity to give extra help to someone who appeared truly engaged and passionate about the subject I was teaching. OOOPS! At the end of these classes we always used a course feedback form. This particular student slammed me completely, indicating I was a poor instructor who talked over the heads of the students and was very un-helpful. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, indeed! What I learned is that I mistook his desperation for "enthusiasm". I thought I was being an instructional hero giving him tons of extra help and holding his hand. I perceived he was delighted with all the extra attention when I went out of my way for him. Instead, it turns out that all along he was really frustrated that he could not overcome his own inability to grasp a difficult subject. I wish I had realized that during the class. What might I have done differently had I realized his situation? I'll comment about that some time soon. But first, I'd love to hear what YOU think I could have done differently (with what little you know from reading this). Feel free to ask questions if you like.
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Peter Alberti
Nov 28, 2018
In Links to CFI Resources
That's the name of the app: Windy https://www.windy.com It's also an excellent mobile app!
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Peter Alberti
Nov 28, 2018
In Links to CFI Resources
Scroll to the bottom of this page for some free tools and resources: http://www.dauntless-soft.com/products/
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Peter Alberti
Nov 27, 2018
In Lesson Plans
Domenic's blog contains some entertaining and interesting posts: https://www.thecfiguy.com/blog
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Peter Alberti
Nov 26, 2018
In Lesson Plans
https://www.cfinotebook.net/notebook/cfi-notebook Love the tagline for this site: "Higher Education". Ha!
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Peter Alberti
Nov 26, 2018
In Links to CFI Resources
Looking to send out your resume? Need to take a class to advance yourself? Here's a list of over 2,800 flight schools, neatly categorized to make searching easier. http://www.aviationschoolsonline.com/
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Peter Alberti
Nov 26, 2018
In Lesson Plans
If you're going to create your own lesson plans, here's a tutorial on how to make that happen. http://www.cfibootcamp.com/creating-a-lesson-plan-videos
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Peter Alberti
Nov 13, 2018
In General Discussions
We kicked off the Forum with a few categories we thought would be useful. If you want to see a new category added, just say the word! peter@cfiskills.com
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Peter Alberti
Nov 13, 2018
In General Discussions
"Rome wasn't built in a day." Neither is our Forum. But we're committed to adding new stuff as close to daily as we can. HOWEVER... You can add stuff too! You probably have some great knowledge, some super-cool web links the whole world should know about, some epiphany you had recently that you wish you knew when you started flying... you get the point. This is the place to flaunt your knowledge.
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Peter Alberti
Nov 11, 2018
In Links to CFI Resources
I've been using Sporty's "Study Buddy" for a while now. It has some issues, but overall it's quite decent. What's your favorite and why?
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Peter Alberti
Nov 11, 2018
In Links to CFI Resources
This group is offering free online Ground School. It's not really competing with your Ground School though - most students will want in-person training. Their curriculum might be useful to you. https://wificfi.com
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Peter Alberti
Nov 11, 2018
In Links to CFI Resources
AOPA has a lot to offer, but here is a page with some resources specifically for CFI's. https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/cfis/flight-instructor-resources/tools-for-cfis
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Peter Alberti
Nov 11, 2018
In Links to CFI Resources
Bold Method is a very popular aviation site with daily content updates including quizzes, training topics and lists. http://boldmethod.com
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