• What are you providing?

Your interaction with your students will directly influence their continued involvement in your class, instructional programs, and possibly their future interest in recreational activities. Therefore, you must foster a sense of belonging in your students, allowing them to enjoy and appreciate their leisure time. While your talent, skills, and knowledge are valuable qualities as an instructor, even more, important are your personality, personal philosophy of recreation, movement, well-being, and teaching style, which will strongly influence your students’ reception of you as their teacher.

• Focus on your students’ needs

Build lessons appropriately: Take students ’differing skill levels and physical abilities into account when planning and executing your assignments, making sure to include everyone and

to encourage participation.

Have fun: Having fun with your class allows your students to relax, feel more comfortable while trying something new, and establish more of a relationship with you as a person.

Don’t talk too much! : Remember, it is very likely that the students have spent most of

the day being lectured to. While giving them information is critical, it should never be the majority of the class. Spread your talks out between energizing drills. JLBC Cadets, We have seen the most success with this type of instruction.

• Teach effectively

Dress appropriately: Baggy clothing may obstruct students’ view of your

demonstration or may even be dangerous for the activity. Overly revealing or distracting clothing will also hinder learning and detract from your ability to teach. Use the right tone and language: Imperious, condescending, or impatient tones

discourage understanding and receptiveness. In addition, using specific language to identify certain moves, body parts, etc., will add another dimension of teaching to your demonstrations and lectures.

Keep your cool: Be confident and sure of yourself when teaching, but also be patient with your students, especially when teaching them something for the first time.

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