Teaching is such a multi-tasking job. You need to observe, cue, plan, keep students safe, answer all their need, know the exercises, have good verbal and communication cues and know the journey you want your students to experience during the class. Knowing the exercises or having the greatest body to perform them, is not enough and not a must either. I often see teachers who perform the exercises beautifully, but in fact, this is all they can do. If the teacher spends the whole class practicing and demonstrating the exercises along with the students, there is no room left for the students to improve. The teacher should spend less time on his mat and more time moving around, spotting errors, using verbal cues and hands on to correct misalignments. The teacher should use a variety of cues including images and anatomical cues to help students deepen their understanding of the exercises. The teacher should act as a performer, using his hands, voice, body language and eyes to serve the students to get the best out of themselves.
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