Monday, February 1, 2010

Teaching Experience

This past weekend, I taught my first gymnastics lessons at the local YWCA. I found this to be a good opportunity for me to put all my previous instruction into practice and planned with lesson plans and the resources I have been provided with. Overall the lessons went well and I was very happy to have made the lesson plans. With out them I think I would have had a much tougher time. Management of the classes went fairly well, however, I am working on keeping students where they need to be. This weekend I am excited to know the students, be more familiar with ability levels, and to implement the lesson plans that better reflect their ability levels.
Teaching definately is a reflective experience and I feel much more prepared having adjusted and adapted lessons to the students personal abilities.