A Few Thoughts on Teaching

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Why are your best teaching days followed by your worst teaching days? Just when you think you are getting through to them they come back at you with underwhelming results.

I am confident in my teaching skills but, teaching young adult students is vastly different from teaching professionals (both of which I do regularly).  The young college students have ideas in their heads about how and what their worlds should be. Daily it is mentally and physically challenging to keep trying to motivate my young  students. Dance is a self-motivated art, and that is something that you cannot teach. I wish there were more students on the self-motivated path. Maybe it is generational? I’m not sure. I haven’t figured that part out yet.

-DS

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