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Opening Statements for a Tai Chi Class: Good Ways to Begin

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:23 am
by Parkallen
What would be good opening remarks to make just at the moment of starting a new class, whether it is the first class of a new series or you are in the middle of a series? There is this distinctive moment between the time when students are milling about not yet engaged, and when the teacher has properly begun teaching; that in-between moment is when the instructor pulls the students together, takes their attention, and shifts them into learning mode, from there the instructor can properly begin teaching. I'd like to present this question to forum users about how they approach this aspect of teaching.

Re: Opening Statements for a Tai Chi Class: Good Ways to Beg

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:10 pm
by ChiDragon
Hi, Parkallen
An appropriate answer for this OP is to have the instructor to demonstrate some abilities which were accomplished through the practice. Distinguish what the instructor cannot do before but now can. Let them know that you have something to be presented that is worthwhile. The students will be encouraged to reach the same goal with great interest to be participated in the class. Thus this is a very effective way to intrigue the students to learn and spread the words to have more people to come for the class.