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The Technical Climbing School (TCS) aims to do more than train students how to safely negotiate technical terrain. TCS also aims to provide instructors with the materials and training they need to be effective teachers. An effective teacher not only shows students how to master the skills presented, but also deepens their own understanding of the skill and has fun while working the class.

This site deals with the general instructor framework. That is, this site talks more about how to be an effective Tech Section teacher in general. The teaching mechanics specific to a certain skill will be covered in the site for that class.

Ideally, instructors will have attended TCS Workshops. Attendance at the Workshops is not mandatory, though. However, instructors who have not attended the workshops should take their cue from instructors who have indded been to the workshops.

A great benefit of instructing is that you will gain a deeper mastery of the skills you are teaching.

We also encourage everyone to consider taking a senior role. Instructors are eligible for senior status if they have taught at least two sessions of the same class and have the recomendation of a senior and are a Trip Leader.

And we encourage everyone to become Trip Leaders. We are asking leaders to lead at least one technical trip each year.