Learning Experiences

March 2018 Issue

Tune And Identify

Iím a 63-year-old pilot completing my IFR training and obtaining a high-performance endorsement for a 182. Virtually all of my training has been with a large flight school in South Florida (name withheld to protect the guilty).

In my regular life Iím a senior faculty member for a respected trade association. After about 30 years as an educator, Iíve learned that a successful learning outcome happens when the teacher is addressing the unique learning styles of each individual student. All of my students are adults with varying skill and education levels. If I teach in a manner that I think is the right way, but fail to connect with the individual student, Iíve failed as an instructor.

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