Join Date: Feb 2003
One question on the THCI could involve an instructor being faced with the challenge of: Large class of say 20 students and 4 instructors but 3 instructors don't show. You have to conduct the class by yourself. What do YOU do?
My basic teaching philosophy, regarding class size, is to move from individual/small group "hands-on" approach to more demonstration and pantomining with large group approach. I have geared my teaching to "hands-on" with individual and small groups(3-5). Larger groups I have successfully used demonstration and have participents do alot of pantomining without a rod in hand then move to a dry rod and finally, at the end, string-up and spend a moment with each individual.
Flexibiliy is most critical when teaching in unpected circumstances. To be more flexiable: The more solutions an instructor has, the better prepared he is. My question is how do you go from expecting 3 or 5 students to 10 or 20 students?
On the path to the THCI, Klem
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