ILEETA Conference Last Day, Student Comments

By John Farnam

ILEETA Conference Last Day Student Comments
Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-( “Give your students too much, fill-in all the blanks, and they will contribute nothing themselves. They will be sterile non-participants. Rather, give them just a suggestion, and get them working with you.

That’s when learning begins!” ~ Orson Welles

I just completed two lectures at this year’s ILEETA Conference, both on the subject of Patrol Rifles. Both were well attended.

On both occasions, students came up to me afterward and said, “… and thanks so much for not using Power Point!”

Not using Power Point surely put me in the minority!

However, many times when I lecture, my “stage” is little more than a small clearing in the woods, so I have become accustomed to being self-contained!

In order to capture and hold students’ attention and interest under such circumstances, one must actively involve all of them, as Wells quote reminds us (above).

As Instructors, we can never allow ourselves to become dependent upon technology and start believing we cannot be effective without it. We have to know how to make learning happen, no matter the circumstances!

“Mediocre teachers tell. Good teachers explain. Superior teachers demonstrate. Great teachers inspire” ~ Ward


About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit:

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