Tips to a ski instructor?
Keep them up
being myself an instructor for the past 6 years, the 1st thing i would give you as an advice would be to sit with all the kid and tell em to shout their name out loud, so everyone in you little group know with who they'll work all the winter, friendship between those lil kids it the 1st thing to get done.
always start you lesson by a little run, like a catch me i you can between a 2m (square) area, just to get em hotter, if a kid cry about leaving is mother, just tell him that she is waiting him up the hill... he'll get up the hill and down the hill as long as you tell him his mom is at the opposite.
TEACH KID how to carry their skis, as to clip their boots on the ski ALONE OR with the help or his new friend, should be done within 4-6 weeks.
learn 'em how to get straight on their skis, at least the novice position, which is to get their hands on their knees with the head looking far in front of him.
ask their parents the first class if they got any allergic situation, if yes forgot the candy, and as one nser already says, STICKERS is nice way to gift em for a nice lessons.
ALWAYS REMEMBER THEY'RE NOT BODE MILLER AND NEVER THEY'LL BE, tell the parents the first lesson that you're gonna : improve his kid the most he can and will, but he'll never be as good as what you want him to be.
if you still have questions you can msg me thru the ns mail, i,ll be glad to give you more info about what you can teach em as low lvl, as well as higher lvl
what age group are you teaching?
im a ussa official, coaching 15-18 year old racing.
remember that the kids are like sponges, and they remember everything you say. so be clear with what you teach them and keep it simple. for younger kids just make sure to have fun while teaching, so they are more adaptive to learning.
your obviousely not gonna be working on form or stance.. just show them how to flex their boots when they turn and show them how to have a blast skiing. its up to you to set up activities for them, as opposed to drills for older kids.
your basically gonna be a 1st grade teacher, you dont really do much except watch them, make sure they have fun and collect your pathetic paycheck
Red light green light is good for teaching them to stop. Airplane is good for learning to turn. Make it fun for the kids and engage as many of them personally as possible. The kids look up to you and when you joke with them they really like it. It is easy to end up giving most of your attention to a couple kids because they are good or really bad. Try to make sure you talk to every kid and remember to stop and take a breath when things get crazy.
Candy and stickers are always good, as everyone says. If you've got begginers they're not going to understand what they're doing wrong. You have to think of something to change it. Generally they sit too far back or they look down. wave at them from the bottom sop they look where they're going. or get them to lean as far foward as they can, showing them they can not fall foward but can fall backwards.
And yeah just have fun, you'll always get one kid who thinks hes better then the others but you always need to work at the lowest pupils level, never introduce two new things at once, like take one run trying a new technique then the next run go from higher, never do both at the same time. Good Luck