Before You Begin

What you need to know about the commitment that is required to become a Kjrsos Instructor

Mentoring is a commitment.  Not to be undertaken lightly.  Teaching at Kjrsos is not about walking in teaching for 45 minutes or an hour and then walking out again.  Mentoring means to be a friend.  Mentoring means to be a support system that works outside of the lesson time, searching for answers, for the right answers, and sometimes for the right questions.  It is to be there as an emotional support, as riders struggle through concepts that challenge them, open themselves up to new possibilities. We have to care

Everyone deserves a champion.  To be that champion is a gift to both of you. To the one that is championed and the one that is the champion.  

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.-Socrates

Do you know the secret of the true scholar? In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him; and in that I am his pupil.-Ralph Waldo EmersonI am not a teacher, but an awakener.-Robert FrostBetter than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher-Japanese ProverbLogic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.-Albert Einstein

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.-William A. WardEducation is not preparation for life; education is life itself.-John DeweyA mind when stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.-AnonymousEducation is not filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.-William Butler YeatsTeaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.-William Arthur WardThe principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.-Jean Piaget

Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long… We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.-Walt DisneyDo not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.-Chinese Proverb teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.-Ever GarrisonI cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.-Socrates

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.-Nelson Mandela

Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long… We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.-Walt Disney

Pros/Cons to not including the volumes in the online courses.

Pro That we will quickly have multiple courses available

Pros/Cons on the current newsletter no auto emails going out on past issues.

Pros no concern re problems with emails multiplying

Cons... Won't get past newsletters regarding individual

  1. Public
  2. Free Registered
  3. Magazine Subscription
  4. Resource Center with Magazine and Forum and Article Development/For Instructors and Riders

    Everything above this line will be active upon activation of the site.  Question  Think we probably should include some how mention of what is to come.  The sections or levels perhaps with an option to enter their email to be notified when available and in the case of finite resources to have priority access.  First come, first serve for Individual Rider Assistance for Example or for upcoming courses that are in development.
  5. Individual Rider Assistance
    (Either with Images, Video, Phone Consulting)
  6. Online Clinic Courses
    (Including Possibly Past Individual Volumes with Supporting Newsletters)
  7. Private Group Courses with access to their own private blog as well as possibly their own private forum to ask questions the length of the course or perhaps as long as they remain active participants.  The concept that a group of friends could go through these courses together, or riders from the same barn, and help each other out.  Of course perhaps the best use of this kind of program would be to make it available to instructors with their riders.  Where the instructors utilize our resources as teaching material that has been prepared for them and their students.  Providing a place for the instructor to get support for their teaching methodology ( of course this aspect only works if they are in sync with our system).         
  8. Accreditation  Might want to consider two different courses.  One for Instructors which is specifically geared to teaching the rider and one for trainers which is specifically geared to teaching the horse.  Would always need to do the rider first if you plan to instruct as if the rider is not doing their part correctly, they will undo much of any training you put into a horse and you yourself need to understand what you need to do as a rider to ensure success for the horse.  Once the rider is correct, the quality and clarity of their commands, ensure clear communication with the horse as well as allowing his body to work in a correct and healthy manner.
  9. Accredited Instructor Resources/Once Accredited
  10. Clinic Availability
  11. Development - Private Invite Only.  A Center to discuss the future direction of the site and the material developed.
QUESTION:  Training the Instructor vs Training the Trainer.  The Instructor trains the rider and doesn't have to be able ride.  The trainer trains the horse.  The instructor doesn't have to ride, the trainer does.   Does this need to be a separate training course?  Possibly this would be create a need for our own facility.
  Public  Registered  Magazine  Interactive Magazine  Online Courses including Level 1 Accreditation(Tutoring Level)  Private Group Courses ?Guided Private Online Group Courses

Accreditation Level 2 Instructor Accreditation

Instructor Resources  Level 3 Instructor Accreditation - Teaching Instructors Individual Rider Assistance  Clinic Availability    Development 
Class Public Registered Customer Customer Customer Customer Customer Customer Customer Customer Customer Customer   Admin Only
Approval and Private Set up Required           Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Access Level   Free  Free               Invitation Only      

 Free

Invitation Only

Includes   Public

Public

Registered

Public

Registered

Flip Magazine

Public

Registered

Public

Registered

Public

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Flip Magazine

Interactive Current Issue Blog and Future Articles

Public

Registered

Flip Magazine

Interactive All Volumes including Current Issue Blog and Future Articles

Level 1 Course Material

Public

Registered

Flip Magazine

Interactive All Volumes including Current Issue Blog and Future Articles

Level 1 Course Material

Level 2 Course Material

Level 2 Accreditation Forum(Current Instructors helping future Instructors)

Public

Registered

Flip Magazine

Interactive All Volumes including Current Issue Blog and Future Articles

Level 1 Course Material

Level 2 Course Material

Level 2 Accreditation Forum(Current Instructors helping future Instructors)
       
Additional Resources                 ?Private Group Courses with their own students Private Group Courses with their own Students        
Prerequisite None None None None Suggested Interactive Magazine Suggested Interactive Magazine Interactive Magazine

Level 1 Accreditation

Active Kjrsos Member

Level 2 Accreditation

Active Kjrsos Member

Level 2 Accreditation

Active Kjrsos Member

Teaching Experience

Interactive Magazine Subscription

Interactive Magazine Subscription - Active Member of Kjrsos

Can Audit without being an active member.

   
Newsletter  No                    No  No    No
Blog Access No No No

Current Issue

Past Issues by Volume

Future Articles

By Volume

By Course

Private Blog By Volume

Private Blog By Course

Private Blog By Volume

Private Blog By Course

By Class   By Instructor Course No No Unless based upon a particular Course then Yes  

Development Blog

Future Articles Blog

Forum Access              

Yes

Level 2 Accreditation Forum

Yes

Accredited Instructor Forum

Yes

Level 3 Accreditation Forum

       
Kjrsos Instructor           No

Yes

Level 2

Yes

Level 3

Yes

Level 3

Yes

Level 3

Yes

Level 2

Yes    
Testing         Audit or Testing Audit or Testing Audit or Testing Testing Updates Testing Audit or Testing Audit or Testing    
Currently in Development Yes Yes Yes Yes Limited Limited Limited       Limited     Yes 
Expected Timeline                           March 7 2017
Notes           Allowing Groups of Riders from the same barn or An instructor with Students utilize us as a Study Guide Working with Individual Groups but we provide an instructor to respond to their blog posts     Instructors in Training to be Qualified to Teach other Instructors        
  Public Registered Magazine Interactive Magazine Online Courses including Level 1 Accreditation Private Group Courses ?Guided Private Online Group Courses       Individual Rider Assistance     Development

This will be amazing.  As students become instructors they join together, challenging and supporting each other, asking the most important questions. In discussion, we explore concepts and ideas with an open mind and an open heart, seeing what we can learn, discover together, and add to the world body of knowledge on horses and our work with them so that the riders, friends of the horses, facilitators and teachers who are on the journey with us now and for those who are a part of our future can benefit as much as we do by this journey that we are so blessed to be a part of.