November 8th 2018
Among other things I have fallen in love with teaching juggling. Today in fact I had the best teaching session I’ve ever had; with my son and about 20 of his classmates! It is adorable how these 4th and 5th graders responded to my positive reward system of stickers. It is so endearing when big kids can still be kids. (Even the tough ones who are too cool got into it, according to their teacher.) I can hardly wait for our next session.
For posterity here is my working curriculum.
All skills must start somewhere, such as at The Very Beginning perchance. To be sure, the hardest thing is to get people to isolate one single throw of one single ball. The self-regulation required is rarely automatic. And that is why I call it the IMPOSSIBLE Challenge.
Remember: Growth Mindset!