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08-04-06, 03:03 PM #1
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08-04-06, 03:10 PM #2
Congrats Darin!\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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08-04-06, 03:18 PM #3
Congrat's. Be lucky you didn't have to take the one in North Carolina.
08-04-06, 03:19 PM #4
WHy? WHat do you have to do in NC?
08-04-06, 03:22 PM #5Originally Posted by DarinWhen I used to be somebody (I'm center top)
"A burning desire for social justice is never a substitute for knowing what you're talking about". -Thomas Sowell-
08-04-06, 03:24 PM #6Originally Posted by Retdetsgt
08-04-06, 04:05 PM #71*girl Guest
Congrats! What was your object from the box?
08-04-06, 04:33 PM #8Originally Posted by 1*girl
08-04-06, 04:36 PM #9
Why don't you send me a cert
08-04-06, 04:55 PM #101*girl GuestOriginally Posted by Darin
08-04-06, 05:51 PM #11Originally Posted by 1*girl
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.
Oh, congrats, Darin.The Swamp Mafia -"Heaven doesn't want us,and Hell's afraid we'll take over!!".
08-04-06, 07:40 PM #12Originally Posted by DarinPublic conscience message board
post on a board with a heart.
08-04-06, 07:48 PM #13Originally Posted by cajunguy
Originally Posted by Darin
Congratulations on the certification, Darin!
Last edited by Jenna; 08-04-06 at 07:51 PM.
08-04-06, 08:10 PM #14Originally Posted by Darin"And don't go home, and don't go to eat, and don't play with yourself. It wouldn't look nice on my highway", Buford T. Justice
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08-04-06, 09:30 PM #15Originally Posted by wcso234
08-04-06, 09:32 PM #16Originally Posted by Retdetsgt
Na; just the instructor course.
We are the thin blue line
and all the money in the world.
And no you can't have any.
08-04-06, 09:57 PM #17Originally Posted by Darin
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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08-04-06, 10:31 PM #18
Congrats!! Bet you will never look at a paper plate the same way again lol**********************
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08-04-06, 11:27 PM #19Originally Posted by Darin
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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08-05-06, 10:34 AM #20Originally Posted by Darin
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