Leona Sonnentag: Blog I

What is your teaching experience so far?

 

So far my teaching experience has been fairly positive.  The students typically get into the activities we have planned.  However, it is hard when they are uninterested in what we have planned so we need to make sure to have a plan B. Also it is sometimes a struggle keeping structure since we are in a gym.  For the most part it has been great.  The students are so fun and I feel that they look forward to seeing Kat and I as we are excited to see them.

 

What are you looking forward to about the class you will be teaching?

I really love dance so I'm looking forward to being able to keep that in my life.  I am also looking forward to being able to work with students right away and getting to do two things I love is just perfect.  I'm also looking forward to showing the students what they can do and how much they can learn even if they don't think they can do it.  I'm excited to make up dance routines to teach to them and to come up with other fun dance related activities.

 

What do you hope to learn/gain from this experience?

I hope to learn how to successfully help the students have a good time but still have a structured class.  I'm also glad that I'm gaining real life experience so early in my college experience to solidify that teaching is what I want to do.  I also hope to learn how to get students to behave and listen without having to yell over them.