Coaching should be your number one tool in your instructor 'tool box'.
In 2014, the DVSA revealed strategies for how to change the driving instructor industry for the better. In particular, how we do the job on a day-to-day basis.
Many instructors still struggle to adapt to these techniques - relying on 'telling' as an acceptable method of training.
The problem being;
the more you tell your learners, the more they have to remember.
Under the pressure of the driving test, they will often forget what they've been told to do.
This causes panic and subsequently a failed driving test.
Remember, once you're a qualified ADI - it's your reputation that suffers when your learners don't pass their tests.
The technique of 'telling' is outdated - it simply isn't the way that human beings are designed to learn new skills.
After all - how did we all learn to walk?
We didn't spend hours on Youtube watching videos, nor did we attend 'walking lessons'.
The human brain is incredible, and you can harness it - It's amazing how easy it is for someone to learn when they're being coached effectively and successfully.
Developing your own coaching strategies is a crucial skill - it will massively benefit both your career, your reputation and of course, your customers.
If you feel you'd benefit from an online training session on how to coach learner drivers effectively, let me know and I'll be glad to help.