Problematical Cadets info
Some of us on the Forums are in Cadet Leadership positions. I personally have taught cadets with Hand/Eye coordination problems and ADD. Now the point of me posting this is asking how you helped those cadets succeed. The cadet with ADD I was teaching Rifle Drill at a Basic Cadet School and I used a simple technique taught to me by a 2d Lt with 4+ years experience and a 3rd place national drill team member. He told the staff to always keep the cadet looking in your eyes and then looking at what you do. “Remind him by telling him ‘are you with me?’, ‘look what at what I am doing, ok?’” and plenty of other phrases like that. The cadet with the Hand/Eye issue was challenged by Basic Drill. I could not figure out why he could not perform an About Face so I got down on my knees and actually moved his feet in the correct pattern for him to get what he has to do (”Left heel, Right toe”, he could not grasp the concept of left versus right). I have had my share of younger cadets who would not be mature enough to listen (a form of ADD in itself that we all go through at a younger age). Them, you just had to get exited about drill. Tell them how you learned, how you did not like it at first, but like it now. So what are some of the ways that you have helped cadets with problems succeed?