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Teaching Learners

Accidents and the Colour of your Car

August 19, 20150 Comments

This week Blaine explains about his experience with rear end shunts and how to avoid them whilst teaching. Click ‘continue reading’ for a link to the research article.

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Checking Driving Licences

June 5, 20151 Comment

The counterpart driving licence is being abolished on 8th June 2015. We are required to ensure all drivers of our cars hold a licence to do so. It was easy to check the paper counterpart for any endorsements or temporary bans but now this has to be done online or over the phone with the DVLA. In this blog Blaine talks you through 4 options for checking a pupil’s licence. Please read on to get the links for you, your pupils and an embed code to use on your website.

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Teaching Country Roads

November 12, 20141 Comment

In this mini series Blaine talks about the importance of teaching our pupils how to drive on country roads, what to teach and how to get around this if you do not live in the country. With 60% of fatalities being on country roads can we afford to miss out this important lesson?

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Teaching Motorways

November 4, 20140 Comments

This week Blaine explains some ideas of how to overcome teaching motorways to learner drivers.

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Post-Test Talk Part 1

October 21, 20140 Comments

As recent media and the Standards Check has highlighted the need for ADIs to talk to their pupils about post-test driving Blaine has made a few short video blogs about the sort of topics we should be discussing and how to approach them. This is the first blog in this mini-series.

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Driving Test On The Day Tips

July 30, 20141 Comment

Blaine talks about what to do on the day of the test, what paperwork to check, should you practice on test, sitting in on test, independent drive and some top tips

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The Two Second Rule

July 2, 20140 Comments

This week Blaine talks about teaching the two second rule and how to teach this to your pupils so they are not just considering their own distance to the vehicle in front but take into account the distances of the vehicles around them.

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Tips for Teaching Manoeuvres

May 16, 20140 Comments

This week Blaine will be introducing tips for teaching manoeuvres to your pupils, when to starting to teaching them and what to teach. Over the next few weeks Blaine will look at different manoeuvres and break these down into useful techniques that he has found to work well for his pupils.

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Thought Provoking Questions and Answers to Ask Learners

April 28, 20140 Comments

Do your students ever check their mirror for the sake of it, without really looking as well as seeing? Do they see a childs bike on the pavement and expect to se a child nearby? This week Blaine talks about how Driving Instructors need to ask thought provoking questions.
Watch the video and please feel free to comment.

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Sitting In On Tests

April 9, 20140 Comments

This week Blaine talks about sitting in on tests.

As an instructor your pupil’s will ultimately be taking a test. Regardless of whether this is a learner test or a Part 3 are you sure you know exactly what the Examiner thinks is important?

How up to date is your knowledge of the requirements for the tests you send your pupils to?

Please leave your thoughts in the comments box at the bottom of this page.

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