teach like you tweet
Teaching movement can be overwhelming in many ways. One of the best ways we as teachers can support our clients is to teach clearly and succinctly. When I work with teachers in our training programs, we spend a lot of time on communication and presentation skills. I joke with them to “Teach like you Tweet”: in Twitter you only have 140 characters to get your point across, so don’t waste words, syllables or characters!
When you have a choice of words, look for simple words that give direction, describe a movement quality and always imply control. For example, in the exercise Rolling Like A Ball say, “round your spine and balance holding your feet. Roll back to the base of your shoulders. Roll up and balance, ” instead of, “balance and hold your feet. Go back to the base of your shoulders. Come up and balance.” Be clear and concise and get to your point. Tweet! Tweet!