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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Actually, no.

    As an NFA Instructor teaching an NFA class, I have to stick to the curriculum with no changes/additions/deletions or opinions.

    After hours, I can discuss stuff but have been advised by several NFA instructors that it is far better to discuss a minimum of personal opinions with the students.
    What do you teach? How to act like and talk like a firefighter without being one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    What do you teach? How to act like and talk like a firefighter without being one?
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    Exactly.

    I could answer your question directly, but if you really want to know, you can access that info on the NFA website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Actually, no.

    As an NFA Instructor teaching an NFA class, I have to stick to the curriculum with no changes/additions/deletions or opinions.

    After hours, I can discuss stuff but have been advised by several NFA instructors that it is far better to discuss a minimum of personal opinions with the students.

    I guess things may have changed since I taught NFA courses. I don't remember ever seeing that rule. You have to know your audience and adjust the course to them, not them to the course.

    If can get very boring if you go straight by the written script.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    I guess things may have changed since I taught NFA courses. I don't remember ever seeing that rule. You have to know your audience and adjust the course to them, not them to the course.

    If can get very boring if you go straight by the written script.
    Certainly they want you to add your personal experiences on the topic, which in my case, is public education and juvenile firesetting intervention, at the moment. The class does encourage discussing what I have done, what i have seen in other programs and giving the students avenues towards additional resources which i may have used in the past.

    As I understand it, they do want you, as an instructor, to shy away from personal opinions, however, they do encourage promoting discussion where the students are free to express theirs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    As I understand it, they do want you, as an instructor, to shy away from personal opinions, however, they do encourage promoting discussion where the students are free to express theirs.
    They probably just meant for you to not share personal opinions.

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    I have to stick to the curriculum with no changes/additions/deletions or opinions.

    I can certainly add personal experiences

    Certainly they want you to add your personal experiences on the topic, which in my case, is public education and juvenile firesetting intervention, at the moment. The class does encourage discussing what I have done


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    Quote Originally Posted by rm1524 View Post
    I have to stick to the curriculum with no changes/additions/deletions or opinions.

    I can certainly add personal experiences

    Certainly they want you to add your personal experiences on the topic, which in my case, is public education and juvenile firesetting intervention, at the moment. The class does encourage discussing what I have done


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    I did. I can share personal experiences, not personal opinions, within the scope of the curriculum for the given class.

    An example would be discussing my current or past department's, or another departments juvenile firesetting intervention educational curriculum during a JFS Intervention I class. However, while I could discuss some pluses and minuses they would prefer that I not offer an opinion on the programs.
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