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Creation Date: 08-16-2004 05:00 PM
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In General Teaching a small class Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #12 New 10-04-2003 06:56 PM
I think that small classes are harder to teach than big classes. On Friday, only two people show up, but still 4th kyu and under. Two, I think, is the hardest class size because one person is always just sitting around. It doesn't 'feel' right to run it traditionally: demonstrating and then simply letting the students practice. I almost always work it as a threesome, rotating the technique whenever I feel like it is going smoothly enough. Still, any time I stop to explain things, one person is left just sitting around. That means that the techniques need to be pretty high energy in order to keep the class energy up. On the other hand, with only two people doing a lot of high energy techniques, we all get tired pretty quickly.
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