ABMP Instructors on the Front Lines Workshops

IFL 2011: "From Handholding to Capacity Building"—Information and Resources

Instructors at an IFL workshop brainstorm new ways to build student capacity.
Instructors at an IFL workshop brainstorm
new ways to build student capacity.
Instructors on the Front Lines in Denver, Colorado.
Instructors on the Front Lines in Denver, Colorado.
At IFL workshops, instructors have the opportunity to share ideas with peers from other massage schools in a supportive environment.
At IFL workshops, instructors have the opportunity to
share ideas with peers from other massage schools
in a supportive environment.
The Instructors on the Front Lines workshop in 2011 focused on building essential capacity in massage students. This workshop taught practical solutions for improving student motivation through instructional clarity and methods for teaching key life and learning skills like time management, memory improvement, and study skills. These webinars and handouts below provide highlights from the live IFL workshop for those instructors who could not attend or who want a refresher. Contact your ABMP school liaison to find out about other resources ABMP makes available to massage program instructors.

> Highlights from the 2011 IFL Webinar: "Instructional Clarity Through Scaffolding"

Like construction scaffolding (which is erected when a new building is started and removed when the building is complete), instructional scaffolding is temporary. It is used to help students understand important concepts, make connections between concepts, learn new practical skills, or combine a number of concepts and practical skills into an integrated skill. Instructional scaffolding helps us move students from where they are now to the next level of skills, knowledge, and ability. This session will discuss different methods instructors can use to ensure instructional clarity by building the right type of scaffolding for massage students.

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> Class Discussion Topic
> Exam Preparation Form
> Grade Tracking Worksheet

Highlights from the 2011 IFL Webinar: "Building Essential Capacity in Massage Students" - coming soon.

Massage educators are finding that an increasing number of students are starting massage programs with gaps in their essential skill sets. Our role as educators has expanded to include teaching essential capacity—the key skills and behaviors needed by massage students to thrive in school and as professional therapists—in addition to our core programs. This webinar will cover easy and efficient ways to fill in the gaps and teach our students the critical essential capacity skills of study skills, time management, and memory. Taking a short amount of time to teach these skills to our students leads to increased student success, higher grade point averages, and decreased attrition rates.

Download Handouts for this Webinar - coming soon.