Words & Photos - Bella K.
On the student athlete cohort we practiced leadership skills at the junior school and all took part in teaching three small groups of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders. In the first half of the day we planned our lessons in smaller groups of 2 or 3 people and then fit a short training session into our day. My group decided to teach basketball skills including dribbling, passing, and shooting.
In the second half of the day we traveled to the Junior School and put all of our planning into action and actually taught the students. It was definitely not as easy as I was expecting. The groups varied so much that we learned that you can't have a set lesson plan and you have to be able to quickly adapt to your class ability and interest to keep them engaged. Overall it was a really fun experience and it was interesting to have a new perspective on being the teacher rather than the student.