Category Archives: Mentoring

How I Teach MCI Task 4 by Dayle Mazzarella

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Task 3 by Dayle Mazzarella with Video by Bill Wheeler

The article for preparing for task 3 can be found below. The accompanying video can be found at https://vimeo.com/196007308 Members will have received the password to view the video in the email notification. If you would like the password please contact me … Continue reading

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Professional Casting Instructor Workshop – January 21, 2017

Professional Casting Instructor Workshop (An opportunity to jump to another level.) Continuing Education Program under the auspices of the Casting Board of Governors / International Federation of Fly Fishers This is your invitation to join other Casting Instructors in an … Continue reading

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MCI Task 1 by Dayle Mazzarella

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Structured Lesson Plans by Dayle Mazzarella

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Teaching Scenarios by Dayle Mazzarella

TEACHING SCENARIOS Always set the parameters if the scenario is open ended. Always include questions you would ask the student before you start, as well as how you would verify the degree of casting skills. Review the lesson plan format … Continue reading

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Practice with a purpose

We’ve talked about training rather than straining in order to avoid becoming injured. The next advice in the area of practice is learning to practice with a purpose. The goal is to make the most of your training sessions by … Continue reading

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Train Don’t Strain

We tend to think of fly casting as a low stress physical activity so the likelihood of injury is low (with the exception of being hit with a hook perhaps) but in reality injured wrists, elbows and shoulders among those … Continue reading

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Mentoring Rubrics by Dayle Mazzarella

The attached rubric is meant to be a mentoring rubric, not necessarily one used during actual examination. 1. The “Pass” categories are very rigorously scored. When coaching, it is important to prepare the student for every possible testing situation. For … Continue reading

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Teaching Principles – The Baker’s Dozen by Dayle Mazzarella

The Baker’s Dozen Rules of Basic Learning Theory 1. Covering vs Teaching = “Cognitive Overload.” a. Teaching takes time. Covering ten items in a session teaches virtually nothing as a result of cognitive overload. b. Cognitive Overload occurs: 1. When we cover … Continue reading

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