A Fighter trains for most of his life, competes in tournaments, and reaches the height of his abilities. Once reached, the fighter decides to open a martial arts school to give back to the art and foster the next generation. The first class shows up, the fighter starts them in one of his basic warmups and completely looses half his class. Weeks go by and the fighter is faced with frustrated students who seem to be getting worse instead of better.
Does this sound familiar? Teaching is an art form in itself. Knowing how the brain works, organizing classes efficiently, and keeping the pace fun and energetic is a lot harder than it looks. Good news there are some great tips and strategies that can greatly improve your classes.
Janeal Ironside has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, along with 15 years of experience in the classroom. In addition, she is a world champion fighter and martial arts instructor. She is now combining her martial arts experience with the strategies she implements in her classroom.
For the first installment Ironside Medieval Combat is hosting a two hour introduction class to the great art of teaching. The first half of the class will cover teaching strategies. The second half will cover lesson planning and implementing the strategies learned in the first half. Students will be up and active during all of this class, however, everyone is encouraged to bring pencil and paper to take notes.
Class will be on May 12th from 10:00am – 12:00pm – Tickets will be $10 a person