Ok, maybe that’s not completely accurate but nonetheless, Paul Hasenmeier and I thoroughly enjoyed our time spent with the good folks who participated in “Generations Unplugged” at the South Dakota Fire Instructors Conference in Pierre January 14 & 15, 2012.
And, as promised, here are links to some of the resources we discussed. As we challenged the participants during and at the conclusion of the class, armed with all this new information and thought processes, the only remaining question is: “Whaddayougonnadoaboutit?” (Sorry, that’s the best New Jersey accent I could put in writing.)
Keep the conversation going. We’d love to share your feedback.
- Here’s a link to the eulogy I wrote about my favorite instructor Bob Newell, who I mentioned in our class. He passed away four years ago today and I miss him every day: http://my.firefighternation.com/profiles/blogs/889755:BlogPost:326276
- Great article by Kevin Milan from Fire-Rescue Magazine on flipping the classroom: http://www.firefighternation.com/article/training-0/flipping-classroom
- Keen insight on today’s firefighter/student: Trouble Maker? Don’t Be So Sure.
The following video is a great demonstration on how to get your student’s attention, however, we are pushing the envelope on instructor to student interaction via technology: Teacher’s No Texting Rule