Rinse & Repeat
Back in the day of my early teaching days, I had this fear of my students getting bored. And believe me, my students would let me know. New Yawwkas…need I say more?!
So every week I always created a new routine. I worked hard on it spending several hours, and to be honest, for what I was getting paid, all that work was not worth it.
Yet, what I realized was all the new weekly routines was actually doing a disservice to my students as it took them the entire class to finally feel comfortable with the routine.
So, I repeated the routine next week and sometimes the 3rd week, and with new music. They loved it!
What I learned was that not only did my students need the repetition, but I was discovering things I didn’t the first time, like better breakdowns and different ways to say cues. Repetition helped me work my way to teaching better.
So, it bears repeating:
For your students as well as yourself.