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Looking for an all-encompassing guide for firefighter training, education, fire officer development, and instructing EMT’s and paramedics? You’ve found it in "Two Dark Thirty: True stories to inspire teaching and learning in our local heroes."
Written by an experienced firefighter and educator, this book draws upon real-world experiences to skillfully blend complex academic theories, educational principles, and captivating stories into easy to understand and relatable information. "Two Dark Thirty" is packed with valuable insights, useful advice, and inspiring tales that will motivate and engage learners of all backgrounds.
This book is a crucial resource for anybody involved in first responder training, education, and leadership development, whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out. "Two Dark Thirty" is certain to become the go-to reference for anybody wishing to better their teaching abilities and promote personal and professional growth, thanks to its straightforward and effective writing style.
Take advantage and become a more effective and powerful instructor, officer, mentor, or coach in the field of emergency services!
We explore storytelling as a way to captivate your audience and set expectations as the key to beginning a successful learning experience. We'll also examine how attitudes spread easily and negatively impact your capacity for clear communication and developing the appropriate mentality.
There are hundreds of educational theories and ideas. I break down the most important to their basic and easiest forms to understand and relate to. We also look at evaluations and criticism.
Being a teacher, instructor, or leader takes more than a title. We explore how I have found success at motivating, managing, and collaborating and how I have failed miserably.
It is extremely important to understand who you are trying to train and bring into your organization. We explore the differences in generations, economics, and life experiences.
Establishing an educational environment when life-or-death decisions are made can be a challenge. We explore how to break the situational awareness factors down simply, how to use field training, and how to use real-life scenarios to create a more tangible difference.
We'll never work alone in this field so creating a team mentality is imperative. We look at friendly competition, comradery, working with other agencies, and how to make the job fun.
There is a universal truth that communication is key. We will look at the process of communication and how to best get your message across for all the hear and understand.
How we present ourselves can drastically affect our success. Our ego, our health, and our ability to realize our importance in the process all make a difference.
Have you trained on how to deal with death, stress, and the issues that come with it? We take a hard look at the challenges and the "unspoken" dark issues within the emergency services.
Finding your way will take time, energy, and failure. However, we must all look back on our experiences and learn from them in order to get better and become an improved version of ourselves.
The "Two Dark Thirty" companion workbook is intended to strengthen and expand your comprehension of the primary material. The workbook, written by author Marc Hill, leads you through each chapter with challenging questions and exercises that push you to apply what you've learned. The workbook includes supplementary material to help enhance your study while also reinforcing important ideas.
You will significantly improve your understanding of the material if you use the workbook as a proper companion to the main text. Its thorough structure will assist you in putting what you've learned into practice, giving you the confidence to go out and inspire, teach, and learn.