Developing as teacher
Hello everyone, I'm starting out teaching guitar. I've taught other things before such as English as a foreign language, and I'm aware of how much I have to develop and learn in order provide my students with great guitar lessons.
My question to the forum is:
What things do you do to develop and maintain your teaching?
I'd be interested in hearing any ideas, no matter how small. :)
Some things I'd be interested in are:
- Learning new teaching techniques
- Acquiring or creating appropriate materials for students
- How to find what a student needs together with what they want
Just found this thread and decided to add my thoughts
I actually learned a lot by visiting classes by teachers who are really succeed in developing great students. I have the great honor to work in the same school as Eduardo Inestal, who is an incredibly dedicated teacher, he already gave some lessons on tonebase on pedagogy as well where he talks in depth about his ideas.
It's not that you just learn new ways of interacting with your students and discover new repertoire, you also can put everything that you've done in context. I was always convinced that my way of teaching was the best (of course, haha), but seeing how other people were doing that made rethink my various approaches.