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    I am certifiable....

    I just finished a week long general instructor school. Damn it was stressful! We had to give a 1 minute impromptu speech on an object that was pulled out of a box.

    We also had to give a 5 minute and a 20 minute power point presentation. We didn't have much time to make our slides or lesson plans. But it's over now....WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    I just finished a week long general instructor school. Damn it was stressful! We had to give a 1 minute impromptu speech on an object that was pulled out of a box.
    Which gives you an idea of how much real bullshit is involved in most courses....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retdetsgt
    Which gives you an idea of how much real bullshit is involved in most courses....

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    Congrats! What was your object from the box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1*girl
    Congrats! What was your object from the box?
    A paper plate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    A paper plate
    Oh geez. I bet that WAS hard to come up with something!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1*girl
    Oh geez. I bet that WAS hard to come up with something!
    Mine was on "cheese".

    AND we had to talk for two minutes on it.

    "Well, let's see. There's American cheese, Swiss cheese, toe cheese - - - - ummmmm . . . ."

    Oh yeah, that's always fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    I just finished a week long general instructor school. Damn it was stressful! We had to give a 1 minute impromptu speech on an object that was pulled out of a box.

    We also had to give a 5 minute and a 20 minute power point presentation. We didn't have much time to make our slides or lesson plans. But it's over now....WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Congrats i bet your glad it's over hope you done well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunguy
    Mine was on "cheese".

    AND we had to talk for two minutes on it.

    "Well, let's see. There's American cheese, Swiss cheese, toe cheese - - - - ummmmm . . . ."
    LOL, that must have been a cheesy speech!

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    A paper plate
    So what did you say about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    I just finished a week long general instructor school. Damn it was stressful! We had to give a 1 minute impromptu speech on an object that was pulled out of a box.

    We also had to give a 5 minute and a 20 minute power point presentation. We didn't have much time to make our slides or lesson plans. But it's over now....WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Im going in October to instructor school and DARE school...........its going to be a busy month
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    Quote Originally Posted by wcso234
    Im going in October to instructor school and DARE school...........its going to be a busy month
    What academy will that be held? And good luck...you'll need it!!! I heard DARE school was pretty tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retdetsgt
    Which gives you an idea of how much real bullshit is involved in most courses....

    Na; just the instructor course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    I heard DARE school was pretty tough.
    D.A.R.E. training is mostly all mental. It is tough, but a lot have made it thru since 1983, when D.A.R.E. was started. Thousands of officers have BTDT.

    What they do is take the "tough cop" mentality out of you and remold you into the mindset of an educator, mentor, and role model. And they do it in two weeks. It may have taken you years to develop the "cop" mentality, and they ruin it in two weeks.

    Within that two weeks, you will also learn the curriculum, classroom management, how to handle discipline problems and classroom distractions, time management, and several other things. It will be an interesting two weeks.

    Have to say that it was probably the toughest school I've attended, but the rewards and satisfaction you get out of the program all outweigh it.

    It was a great sixteen year ride for me, until my sheriff decided to drop the program a year ago. I always thought I would be able to finish out my LE years doing D.A.R.E. Oh well, he's the sheriff. Guess he can do things like that.

    BTW, WCSO, best of luck. Just go in with an open mind and you'll do fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    I just finished a week long general instructor school. Damn it was stressful! We had to give a 1 minute impromptu speech on an object that was pulled out of a box.

    We also had to give a 5 minute and a 20 minute power point presentation. We didn't have much time to make our slides or lesson plans. But it's over now....WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The course I took was similar.

    We also did the 1 minute impromptu speech on an object. Mine was light bulb.

    Then we had to do a 15 minute presentation and for the final a 30 min. presentation. for the 15 minute one, i did "Use of Confidential Informants" and for the 30 minute one, i did it on "Club Drugs"

    Our instructors were very good. they gave us alot of good pointers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    I just finished a week long general instructor school. Damn it was stressful! We had to give a 1 minute impromptu speech on an object that was pulled out of a box.

    We also had to give a 5 minute and a 20 minute power point presentation. We didn't have much time to make our slides or lesson plans. But it's over now....WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Congrats! I had to go through one of those myself that was taught by the FBI. Although I am now a full time Academy instructor, I hated going through that class. I'm glad I did though, because it made everything else a lot easier. I know I'm dating myself, but when I took it, we didn't have powerpoint, and I had to use a word processor instead of a computer to write my paper. That sucked! Again, congrats for making it through!

 

 
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