#125 | Ted Harty | The Art of Instructing
On today’s show we have a Freedive Café favourite returning to the show. Founder of Immersion Freediving and the Freedive Live Podcast, Ted Harty came back and we had a conversation sharing some of our experiences and advice regarding the instruction of freediving.
So this episode may offer up some helpful or insightful information for new or aspiring freediving instructors and my even hold a few gems for experienced instructors too.
In this episode we discuss:
Ted has moved to Georgia!
About the 2022 Freedive Live Summit
Conversing on the art of instruction:
Walk through the first open water session.
Pre-dive session briefings.
Saving money by not losing gear!
The surface buoyancy test/surface safety test.
Randomising rescue practices.
Safety and equipment checks done before and during the session.
The biggest beginner instructor mistake.
How do you cope with student anxiety and water fear?
A question from Patron Andrea Claussen… How do you deal with students who lack patience and have a tendency to push too hard (and risk injuries)?
Managing varying abilities during a course, one student going ahead of another…
What are some ways to make the whole experience more fun for the student?
Why we’re not covering EQ in this conversation.
Managing student expectations.
What separates a good instructor from a great one?
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