You may have all the lesson plans in the world, but if your class is out of control, it will be hard to teach anything! Here are a few ways to make your classroom an effective place for learning:
-Come well prepared for your class. Go over your lesson plan before children come to see you and have some extra ideas at the ready.
-Do yoga or meditation before teaching. Children will often reflect your own mood. The more calm, enthused and organized you are, the better your class will be.
-Be sypathetic to those who are acting out. Though some kids may be in a “bad” mood, children who do not understand directions, consequences or find an exercise too easy or difficult may act out. Look at your teaching strategies to see if some changes can be made to accomodate that child.
-Arrive before your class starts so the classroom is yoga friendly with distractions and dangers (such as toys, books, dirty floor) are out of the way.
-Continue your education. Observe other teachers in action and incorporate what works into your teaching strategies.
Need More? Asana Alphabet holds periodic teacher trainings….many coming up in February-April, 2012. More TBA at our website: http://www.AsanaAlphabet.com