Free Teaching Resources: Tide and Piloting PowerPoint Presentations for Beginners

Tuesday, 09 February 2010
Sea kayak instructor, blogger and surf kayak manic, Keith Wikle has been working on an assignment for an American Canoe Association certification. To complete the assignment, he had to develop a theory lesson for beginners using only 10 slides. Using the framework of only 10 slides is a good idea. The assignment asks the question, "With 10 slides, can you distill your lesson down and teach it to beginners so they understand in under 10 minutes?

Keith was very kind to allow us to embed them here for you to take and make use of. If you find the presentations useful, visit his site and say thanks for offering them up to the community.

Even if you don’t end up using powerpoint for your actual course, developing a lesson plan like this is a great way to keep make sure that you stay on topic and the information is relevant to the needs of both your students and the certification.

For somebody like myself who has a very bad habit of talking way to long; it really helps to keep things short, sweet and on topic.

Speaking about resources for instructors, did you know that there is a massive collection of over 200 resources available for you to download for free? You just need to login to grab them.

Finally, I'm always looking for lesson plans and resources. If you have anything that you want to add to the resource repository for other instructors to download, contact me and email them along. I promise to give you all the credit. I'm particularly looking for lesson plans for pool sessions so type up your scratchy notes and send them my way.

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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