It's all about water
Larry Ausley is an ACA certified whitewater kayaking instructor trainer, whitewater (L4) and coastal kayaking, river safety and rescue (L3) and canoe (L1) instructor. He is the 2012-2013 Chair of ACA's River Kayak Committee, is a past member of the national Board of Directors and past-Secretary of the American Canoe Association. He is an affiliate instructor for Canoe, Kayak and Paddle Co. (an ACA Pro School) in Vienna, VA, teaching from the Research Triangle area of NC. He is a past-president of the Carolina Canoe Club. Larry is a retired State of North Carolina water quality biologist with a degree in Marine Biology, is a Certified Public Manager and is broadly published on water quality monitoring and aquatic toxicology.
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Paddling instructor certification workshops and paddling skills courses are rife with examples of active teaching techniques: Lectures, demonstrations, stroke modeling, games, drills, exercises, exams. Instructors should and do learn most of these overt techniques for passing along knowledge. I’ll opine … Continue reading
I am extremely pleased to announce my affiliation as an instructor with Canoe, Kayak and Paddle Company (CKAPCO) of Vienna, VA. CKAPCO is an ACA Pro School and the vibrant instruction/tour business owned and operated by my long-time friend, colleague and paddling … Continue reading
This post has nothing to do with cardio-pulmonary resuscitation nor bull_hit. Sorry if you were looking for those. As is my wont, I’m taking my brain out on a stroll from the safe confines of conventional instructional strategy and looking … Continue reading
Paddling instructor candidates (IC) frequently face two consistent barriers along their path to certification. The first is placing themselves into the mindset of their future students and understanding the apprehensions and un-asked questions neophyte paddlers have. Many instructor candidates enter their Instructor … Continue reading