The lesson done on yesterday was very interesting although, it didn't go as planned. Originally as I had said in class, I had planned to teach tap. It was on my way to class that I realized I ididn't have anything to tap on, so I had to switch it up. I wasn't too thrilled with how my lesson went because, I was planning on teaching specific steps and I thought I was fumbling with my new lesson, but I was actually told it went well. I was surprised I was able to come up with a couple movements and ballet positions to show everyone. I received some questions about the shoes and how to make them more comfortable to last through two hours of a practice. It made me happy that I engaged a few people and even caught reactions when I went up on my toes. Before I got up to the front, I was hesitant thinking I wouldn't have enough to say for three minutes, but then after all was done, I felt like I could be up there for another five minutes to show a few moves. I thought it was a good idea with the feedback to give (+, and -) however I wish I could have elaborated on why I put them and give mini comments. The plus and minus were kind of broad so to get deeper into the critique, I would write something that could either help better a future lesson or give genuine compliments. There were many good lessons and I felt that the signs didn't do enough justice for what I would want to say. Overall it was a fun and constructive exercise that I hope we do more of in the future to get more comfortable in teaching things we are proud and fond of doing.

    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito


      I am glad you had a good experience with both your teaching and the feedback. You should also feel good about your ability to think (as well as dance) on your feet.

    TCH 215 Spring 2018

    TCH 215 Spring 2018

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