For those of you indoctrinated in the hierarchy of the Professional Ski Instructors of America, there are 3 certifications levels of instruction. Level 1 is fairly easy to get, but Levels 2 and 3 are far tricksier, with three full-day tests for each level (written, on-snow skills, and on-snow teaching). That's a lot of work for a little pin!
After a multitude of clinics and seemingly unending tests, my hubby passed the teaching test yesterday evening with flying colors. Like his director said, Steve's fanny looks pretty fine moving down the mountain, but his real strength is in teaching (loose paraphrase, the words "fanny" and "fine" may not have technically been used in the actual conversation).
Steve's scores yesterday sure reflect what a great teacher he is - here's my favorite part of his assessment:
"Very nice job Stephen! Very enthusiastic and engaging. We felt that you clearly and accurately identified strengths and weaknesses and formulated a lesson plan to enhance skills and meet the student's expectations. You used your terrain and time very effectively."Yep, that's my man!