Most Breaking Muscle writers are skilled teachers. Some are lord or he is going to do well. I am honored to write among them and I read a lot of all their writings because I am a cleaner – a new teacher. I feel part of my job as a new teacher is learning as diligently as I can, as often as I can, from a variety of sources, and this page has been well known. great source.
As luck would have it, my best and most amazing weapon has become my own home, CrossFit LA, which is one of the first ten games of CrossFit. Owner Andy Petranek has instructed many amazing coaches and runners including Breaking Muscle’s own Becca Borawski. I am humbled to be considered as the latest student under his wing. Although I have been teaching and developing the CFLA’s Prodigy Teen program for almost a year, the transition to being a great mentor provides many lessons.
Today I am sharing my top seven lessons I learned as a new teacher. I know there are a lot of new gyms starting each month, there are a lot of new courses looking for knowledge.
1. Learn as quickly as you can, as often as you can.
Every day I study. I study anatomy. I study high quality books and movies. I enroll in seminars and workshops. I see how good coaches do and talk to people. I just don’t learn from CrossFit coaches, either. One of the coaches that has helped me a lot over the last five years has been, in all things, spin trainer. I learn why he does so well with his students and how he encourages them to move. Every coach in my gym has the energy that motivates me. I try to learn as much as I can from their strengths.
2. Talk to all coaches regularly.
It is not enough to watch the great coaches at work, although sometimes that is all you can do, for example, Coach Burgener on You Tube, but if you have experienced teachers near you who encourage you, talk to them. Talk to them all. Choose their opinion on teaching skills and attitudes. Contact them with any questions they may have about the program, class progress, or progress. You will find that great courses are ready to share their knowledge. They usually tell you stories for the first time and the stories are very encouraging. You will realize that you are not the only new educator in the world who is nervous or who is losing breath and getting hot. The adults were once nervous, too.
3. “Good artists copy, famous artists steal.”
Pablo Picasso said this. Steve Jobs had this. And hell if I am above them or that wisdom. I steal my favorite heat. I steal tokens. I steal all the talk on purpose. What I steal is what makes me happy as a runner. Even though I use what I steal as a guide until I have enough confidence to do everything on my own, I have to deliver it from a safe place.
4. Lead by example.
I often think about what I ask for young runners and what I would ask of my older students. Instead, I ask them to do something dangerous, not dangerous to injure themselves, but I ask them to come out of their comfort zone and experience fear. And that’s dangerous. I feel like I am not doing that, why should he trust me? If I ask students to take action by working hard or to be at risk of the practice, I have to do it myself. I have to be my best student or I’m just full of words, and bad.
5. Separate runner-owner from coach-owner.
This has been one of the most challenging lessons for me. I am not a very good athlete in our gym and it has taken some of our athletes and coaches to remind me that this is not the goal of great training. If I refuse all that I have to offer with shame that I cannot double what my students can achieve, then I will not allow my best gifts as a teacher to shine. If I have the ability to connect with a student and make them successful, then I have done well as a teacher. My death has nothing to do with that skill.
6. Always be ready for light.
I have no spring chicken and I went through it more living things which has provided complex life lessons. What I know from that maturity is when I need to be humble and obedient when I have a ton of learning. Even though I am in hell and back in my life, I still need a lot of guidance and training as a new teacher. My whole being is distorted in the analysis, and that is the case. And good monitoring, especially if it is difficult, then a quick way to get better. The more relaxed you are and the less comfortable you are and the more you put yourself in that position, the more you will learn. Also, you can memorize anything that comes out of the teacher’s mouth, but until you make it enlightened and respected, it is all just information.
7. Rely on technology.
I know I’ve been caught by one of CrossFit’s esteemed courses for some reason. Although I am not a very good runner and even coaching is a new job for me, I know my strength lies in it my relationship with people. I am friendly and friendly. I am kind. Students feel safe with me and hopefully within this safe environment I provide students can grow as athletes. Everything technical knowledge and biomechanics physiology will be studied, but this connection is something that a person possesses naturally or it takes years to acquire. And in the meantime, until some things are lost, I rely heavily on that natural gift.
We may not know everything we need to know when we start a new thing. That is foolishness and a presumptuous attitude. The road to professionalism is long and humble, but it is worth it forever. It’s one that I enjoy being around. I know that patience is part of the journey and I can hope that one day, many years, I will continue to seek endless learning, I will be encouraging athletes to move well and new courses will use me as a support. going their way.
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