Thanks to fellow GAINER Phillip Bizzini for sending me this link from the NY Times on teaching:
The article had to do with the recent focus on getting back to "teaching mechanics" sort of speak; independent of subject matter. I couldn't help but apply it to the high school athletic trainer. Obviously being an effective high school ATC a lot more than the A.T.'s technical skills. In the college A.T. room we've got plenty of helping hands in the form of assistant A.T.'s and student A.T.'s. But what do you do with a room full of injured athletes you've got to get out to class on time or onto the athletic field?
#1- Don't let your room become a hangout place. All my tables are portable & you really have to go out of your way to find a place to sit down.
#2- Never tape an ankle when you can brace it. There is not a single study showing taping is superior over bracing. It really frees your hands up for the important stuff not to mention the money you literally toss in the garbarge every day. It is very tough to break the culture of ankle taping, especially if your Pop Warner coaches are taping 12 year olds.