Here, my student Georgia is working on Dragon Dance from Pattern Pieces 2.
She was having a little trouble bringing in the right hand on time in one section. Rather than tell her where the glitch was or having her count it out, I decided in this case to give her an opportunity to listen out for her mistake.
This meant that I didn’t have to correct, and she gains confidence by pinpointing the error. Even if she didn’t find it, she’s more involved and engaged than she would be if I told her what the issue was.
This process is also more memorable for the student. She’s less likely (and she didn’t in this case) to come back the next week with the same problem still occuring.
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Colourful Keys Quick Clips are all about giving you a taste of what my lessons are actually like – in action.
I certainly don’t claim to be an expert, and I don’t have all the answers. I just know how much seeing real teaching with real students has helped me to grow and improve as a teacher.
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