A variety of factors influence an instructor’s effectiveness in teaching a student. The instructors personal and professional qualities are a primary factor in establishing the highest possible degree of driving instruction. The ability of the instructor to communicate and their sensitivity and insight to student limitations will strengthen the learning process.
- List personal qualities inherent in an effective instructor
- Itemize professional qualities of an effective instructor
|Lessons||What needs to be taught
(Primary part of the lesson)
|Where to teach it||How to measure if it is learned||Secondary lessons|
|Stop and Go||Pedal control||On a street that goes straight||Can they glide to a stop
Can they accelerate smoothly
Do they recognize when they are stopping short or accelerating too fast?
|Turn from your lane into your lane||Identify the space a car travels in. (Identify lanes without lines)||Start in a residential area and gradually progress to an area with traffic.||Student should be able to slow down in their lane before the turn, turn from their lane into their lane without gas or break, then accelerate into their driving lane. Student should be able to determine when they are not in their lane and self-correct.||Mirrors
Anytime you change lanes you signal and look to make sure its ok
Turning traffic yields to straight traffic
|Drive the back of your car||identify they are driving the back of the car. (turn right to go right, turn left to go left)||Start in a residential area and gradually progress to an area with minimal traffic.||Student is able to identify their own space, and get the back of the car in the space first then front of the car, without hit the car or the curb. Student should be able to determine when car is parallel to curb.||All the above
What controls an intersection
|Change gears||Determine proper gear for desired direction||Start in a residential area and gradually progress to an area with minimal traffic. (Student should now begin to understand that they are turning traffic, they must yield to straight traffic)||Student should be able to determine where they want to go and change the gear to that direction. Student should be able to self-correct negative behavior and recognize in seconds that they are going in the wrong direction.||All the above
Where you can make turns
No turning in driveway
|Signs on the road||Utilize signs on the road to make choices||Start in a trafficked area and gradually progress residential area with minimal traffic||Running commentary about what they see||All the above
Reading signs out loud
|Lines on the road||Utilize lines on the road to make choices||Start in a trafficked area and gradually progress residential area with minimal traffic, then back to trafficked area.||Running commentary about what they see and how it helps them make a choice||Running commentary about what they see|
Video Shown try not to focus on failure, look for areas of success
This is a look at three point turns
Find meaning in the everyday struggles, failure happens when one gives up
Look at success globally, from way above.
What could you really do, if no one told you, you couldn’t?