Just when you thought running a studio virtually was as challenging as a studio owner’s life could get, Monday happened!
On Monday, I went for a walk.
Not a hike, not a ramble, just a walk.
And without warning, my knee went out from under me. Very painful! I knew I’d need to rest it for at least a week.
And I was due to teach that evening!
When we’re in our physical studios we demonstrate physically a lot, but we also have the opportunity to use lots of other teaching methods too….
- Encouraging learning from peers within the class
- Group work
- Question and answer techniques
- Creative tasks….
Most of that is different online!
Teaching without being able to demonstrate, while already adapting my teaching methods to work online was more than a bit concerning!
I thought “what would I do if we were still in the studio?” and the answer was clear.
Having an injury might stop me demonstrating but it doesn’t stop my knowledge – all I needed was to find a new body!
So I had a quick chat with my assistants and explained the situation. They were more than happy to jump in – quite literally!
Then I simply had to “spotlight” their videos for parts of the class where I would normally demonstrate and talk the class through what to do.
And you know what?
It actually enabled me to give really in-depth feedback as I was totally focussed on watching the students, rather than needing to demonstrate.
What started as a real challenge resulted in some really high quality results for our students!
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