Preparing to Teach
Whether you've instructed license prep classes before or are just getting started, Pete Kemp, KZ1Z, has valuable advice from his many years of professional teaching experience to help you develop your strategy for instruction, tips on setting up and managing your class, as well as advice on working with students with disabilities and learning challenges.
Teacher’s Guide to Amateur Radio Instruction, by Peter Kemp, KZ1Z
Advice from Experienced Instructors
These articles will help you get organized and prepare yourself to take on the task of teaching to a variety of audiences and age groups.
- Connecting with Students: Insights on Successful Instruction, from Randy Hatfield, AG6RH
- Joshua Long, KD8BVB, expresses his views on outreach to teens in his article, We Must Reach Them to Teach Them!
Advertising Your Class
Membership Recruitment and Recognition
Recruiting New ARRL Members
We hope that you've taken some time to describe the benefits of ARRL membership to your students. The ARRL Membership Manager has prepared a PowerPoint called "Experience Ham Radio with ARRL" that you may use to highlight member benefits.
It's also important to stress the importance of supporting ARRL's efforts not funded by regular member dues. Hams who have the means are encouraged to support programs in their areas of special interest, such as Spectrum Defense, Educational Outreach, W1AW, Historic Preservation. More informaton about these special funds can be found at www.arrl.org/funds.
Recognize your students' achievements with a certificate! You can download and print a Graduation Certificate to recognize completion of your class and a First Contact Award to recognize a first on-the-air contact. Then you can personalize the form with your student(s)' name(s). If you have too many awards to complete by hand, contact us for a template you can use with Word Mail Merge to personalize your certificates using your home printer. Or, you can order a Graduation Kit from the ARRL Education Services office.
The newest addition to the Graduation Kit is a student offer of a free copy of "Radios To Go! Getting the Most From Your Handheld Transceiver," by ARRL author, Steve Ford, WB8IMY, with a new membership subscription. The printed flyer with the offer includes a full- color US Amateur Radio Technician Privileges Band Chart.
Use this online form to order a Graduation Kit. Please provide at least 2 weeks advance notice.