Thursday, September 11, 2008
First teaching experience
Over the past couple of weeks at school, I have learned enough to make my first teaching experience look bad. I did not get the class excited to learn how to do a simple self defense move. I felt that I projected my voice clearly and loud enough for everybody to hear. I did more cues and I added things in after I was almost done with the lesson. I felt that I definately could have been more prepared and told the class everything they needed to know before I had them start to perform the move themselves. I thought it was good that I involved myself with the class while they were practicing the move. I helped one of the other students with the move as he did not have a partner. On the other hand, by doing this I was unable to observe the other students and make sure they were doing the move correctly. There was also no challenge for the students who already knew how to do the move. They could have easily been bored and disruptive to the rest of the class. Fortunately, these are all things that I can and will learn from.