LCFA/SA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2016/2017
Florian Linder is the recipient of the 2017 – 2018 LCFA/SA Rookie of the Year Award. The Award recognizes a member of the faculty, for outstanding accomplishments in improving student learning. Florian has demonstrated commendable learning leadership that supports the values of the College. Congratulations and thank you for your exceptional leadership.
Florian Linder: General Studies
I’m still developing my teaching and learning philosophy, however in coaching my ultimate objective is to provide the athlete with the necessary skills and knowledge to become an active participant in their training. An athlete who understands their body and the reasons for specific training stimuluses becomes an athlete who can adapt to changing scenarios and still be successful. I can say that my teaching philosophy will mimic my coaching philosophy in the fact that I want to provide the student with the required tools for them to be able to adapt and apply their knowledge in different situations. If individuals can use the skills they have learned and apply them in different scenarios to solve problems they are on their way to becoming independent thinkers.
Like athletes students learn in many different ways. I attempt to provide the student an opportunity to experience lessons in different fashions whether kinesthetic, auditory or visual in order to appeal to all learning types. However my main principle is to keep it simple, as in coaching I often see the learner paralyzed by too much information being provided to them. My goal is to provide students with tools and give guidance as to how those tools can be used to make informed and educated decisions.