"Many of us will attest to the trepidation we felt when we first began our teaching careers. Some of us were lucky; we had a mentor or coach who could show us the ropes of what it took to be effective in the classroom. Others of us were able to take formal classes in educational methodology. Many of us learned the hard way - through trial and error. Eventually, through hard work, skill, and a good deal of luck, we became better educators. How often, though, did we wish there was a resource that could serve as a guide to assist us in improving our skills as an effective educator. Whether you teach emergency paramedicine at an academic institution, Friday nights at the volunteer station house or weekends at a community-based function, this book will be the reference that you will want to reach for time and time again. We hope you find Foundations an invaluable tool for your professional growth as an EMS educator."
- Linda M. Abrahamson, BA, RN, EMT-P, NAEMSE Past-President; Arthur Hsieh, MA, NREMT-P, NAEMSE Past-President; and Debra Cason, RN, MS, EMT-P, NAEMSE Editor