Work as a team on your driving lessons (and the ADI part 3)

Do you and your pupil know what is expected of the lesson, define this quite clearly, it really helps to prioritise during the lesson

Does the pupil/SE understand why they need to learn this particular lesson and where it fits in the overall context of driving safely?

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Does the pupil/SE feel excited, positive and raring to go, it's part of your job as the driving instructor to see that they do

Does the pupil/SE feel that you have the knowledge, skill and capability to give a good driving lesson, it's your job as the driving instructor to make them feel this

The nature of the human mind is to be suspicious and critical. If someone does lots of good things and one 'not so good' thing, most people will focus on the 'not so good' thing

If we are drawn into highlighting the mistakes of others we invite a negative mindset, so focus on the positives in life at all times including when learning to be a driving instructor and do the same when teaching learner drivers


What have PST's got to do with you as a driving instructor on your ADI part 3?

Not a lot really!

Why should you be concerned about learning them?
The answer - you shouldn't!
Think of the PST's as an aid for the SE in order that you can be marked fairly on your part 3 test

You are a proven expert on the subjects in the PST's because you passed your ADI part 2

The ADI part 3 is more about the how well you give your tuition and how you transfer your knowledge across to the SE, after all that's what a pupils parents would be judging there childs driving lessons on

This has to be based on the core competencies (what, why, how) firstly, they are THE essential skills you need to be very good at

While using the core competencies you should also maintain very good control of the lesson without getting flustered and with a generally decent and caring attitude
You should also ask yourself, is the tuition I am giving relevent to this particular driving lesson and is it pitched at the right level of instruction?

Teaching others to drive is not simply about how well you can drive
You should have some understanding as to how other people learn and how to assess the skills of your pupil/SE
It's simply no good at all getting irate with your pupil/SE because they for example keep making the same fault over and over
In a case such as this you need to jump straight in to 'core competency' mode and reassure the SE/pupil that we can make this better by working together

With a real learner driver the fault fixing may involve lots of practice, the SE wil learn lots quicker during your ADI part 3 exam as long as you control the lesson and use the core competencies correctly, with the right level of instruction