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help with 5min classroom teaching presentation topic

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by alphonsis, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Colliam7

    Colliam7 Tech Instructor Staff Member

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kents Store, VA
    Never use 7 words when four will do.
    As aquaregia mentioned, you can easily spend 5 min on signals (and still not thoroughly cover the topic).
  2. alphonsis

    alphonsis Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Northern California
    Just wanted to give an update. I ended up doing a presentation on the importance and limitations of buddy signals. It went great! I got a 4.

    thanks again!
  3. Herk_Man

    Herk_Man Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Landlocked
  4. Web Monkey

    Web Monkey Omniheurist ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Gas planning.

    With a little preparation and five minutes, you should be able to show how to plan to have enough gas to get the diver and buddy safely back to the surface from any recreational depth.

    Might even save somebody's life, and it doesn't need anything more than 5th Grade math.


    Edit: I see I'm too late. Oh well . . .
  5. alphonsis

    alphonsis Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Northern California
    haha, late or not, thanks for the suggestion Terry!

  6. devilfish

    devilfish Instructor, Scuba

    You can't teach any topic in 5 minutes, not well anyway. But any topic can be broken down into pieces. For example if I asked you to do a 5 minute presentation on scuba mask. What will you teach, everything? No. Pic a segment. Teach just how to don a mask, or just how to clear a mask, or maybe just the type of glass it is made of and why, pick a piece and make it the topic. Remember, introduction why it is important, the body and review. In the review do not repeat yourself, this is the part where you ask your students questions about you you just presnted to see if they learned. Good luck.
  7. franny

    franny Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Australia

    You can easily do a 5 minute lesson on hand signals, especially if you follow the standard format. In fact, from memory I did a train smal groups, I used that exact topic.

    Basic structure,

    Intro (1 min)
    body (3 min) - 4 or 5 hand signals getting everybody to repeat them and revision to confirm they have it.
    Conclusion (1 min)
    Make sure you cover the different learning methods(AVK)

    PM me if you want more info, and I should be able to dig up the paperwork.

    I can dig up the notes if you need.

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