Next, they become involved with promoting the school and social networking.
If the student shows aptitude and a genuine interest in other people, they begin to learn how to break the syllabus down into digestible pieces.
The process of passing-on knowledge requires the student to re-think their own tai chi and examine how to explain things in a manner that makes sense to somebody else.
This takes time and necessitates the watchful guidance of a skilled master.
Eventually, syllabus design, lesson planning, class management and the dynamics of running a small business are considered.
In order to teach any subject, an instructor needs to fulfil certain requirements:
- Subject knowledge- the information the instructor plans to impart
- a good instructor should have at least 10,000 hours of practice behind them- at least 100 private lessons with the master
- the instructor should be practicing (by themselves) more than 2 hours a day
- Teaching skills
- the ability to explain things logically and thoroughly
- time management
- A goal
- aim, objective
- purpose of the lesson
- A syllabus
- defining the components that will enable a student to achieve the objective
- a path leading to the knowledge
- a scheme of work
- how the student will proceed
- breakdown of the syllabus into modules of information
- logical building blocks
- small steps along the path
- teach according to the students ability to learn
- Discrete lessons
- a lesson is an opportunity to explore a given skill
- examples must be provided
- encourage enthusiasm and participation
- engage the student
- allow for different ability levels
- examinations, tests, grading
- an increasing scale of hardship