Grand Opening Success
For some reason, many students feel it is important for their instructor to act as a drill sergeant in class. My first thought is an image of the Cobra Kai Sensei spouting out sayings like "Strike first, strike hard, strike fast, no mercy, sir.", and "The enemy deserves no mercy!" Another common reality is that these types of instructors often use pain as a form of discipline and take out their anger on students. In considering an instructor that teaches in this manner, I find myself asking, would I take my own kids to a school like that. My honest answer is no.
The other alternative is to teach in the manner that I use at our school. I often try to keep a fun and exciting learning environment. Often this enables me to "disguise" repetition, which enables me to allow the students to gain MORE practice, in the given time. Excited, stimulated students enjoy coming to class, and stimulates excitement with other students.
If there is any question regarding this, please message me. I intend to post my thoughts here regularly, and I am looking for positive ideas to share with our "family".