In a message dated 12/18/04 17:40:11, [log in to unmask] writes:
> Any suggestions on how to "bone up" for the task (I do have all
> the various instruction modules on CD)? If there are any Illinois-specific
> tips, they would be appreciated as well.
** Taught the clinic a few times myself, and the two biggest points I offer:
** Know your slides/overheads/CD material cold. Know what's coming next, so
if a student asks a question, you can say, "my slides will cover that in the
next minute or so" or "Glad you asked, cause my next slide covers exactly that
point". Closely allied with that, if there happens to be a slide/CD, overhead
that you don't want to use, get rid of it before the class even sees it.
** Keep the flow going. Keep popping new visuals in front of them. There are
SO MANY visuals in the entry-level class, if you find yourself talking to the
same visual for more than about 90 seconds, you really have to ask yourself
Glenn, as much love as you show for the game in this forum, allow the class
to see that enthusiasm, Be energetic. Shout, yell, tell short stories that
emphasize your love for the game and how it's more than the slides and lectures,
but it's the spirit of fair play that should prevail in their thoughts and
actions. From your postings, it's easy to tell you'll do well.