Teaching Tips: Know Your Classroom Audience
Need a few teaching tips? As dance educators, it is important to read your classroom audience. Before you dig into class, take a minute to assess how the students are behaving that day.
Look around the classroom.
What students are being attentive? What students seem distracted?
Who is feeling shy on any particular day? Who seems more tired or sluggish than usual?
Could a student benefit from a little extra love or encouragement?
Does a student need some more stern guidance to check some bad behavior today?
Is your material resonating with them? Or, are they checking out of the lesson?
Each day, I make it my mission to build a connection with my students. Being in tune to their behavior, level of responsiveness, and learning style will make the educational opportunity a better experience for everyone involved!