Group Teaching Discovery Course with Jeremy Chance | ATSuccess

Group Teaching Discovery Course with Jeremy Chance

Group Teaching Discovery Course

Offline & Online

with Jeremy Chance

8 Session Teaching Plan

 

Lesson One - Your Inner Teaching Plan

(Compass - Overview) JULY 10TH

Group teaching using Alexander's discovery relies on principles, not plans. It is formless until your students give you your form, within each group you lead. There is nothing tangible to grasp: instead, let the form arise organically from your principled interaction with students.

Jeremy will use this session to introduce you to the Change Compass. Instead of using "teaching procedures" to fill your course, use the Compass to orientate your understanding of the underlying process.

This session will also go through the course requirements. There is a schedule for delivery of course work. Please don't expect to match the level of participation of other members. We all learn differently. AND an important principle in teaching is to respect your own evolution: both your "place" and your "pace". Be kind to you. Do your best. That's all you need to succeed in this course.

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MORE ON THE CHANGE COMPASS

The Change Compass is a teaching tool that is explained in depth in Jeremy's ThinkingBody Online course, by comparing it to FM's story. In this Group Teaching course, Jeremy will be using 5~10 minutes at the start of each session, to introduce you to elements of the Compass. The Compass expresses succinctly your process of learning/teaching. As such, it is a critical tool for understanding your role as a teacher in a group learning environment. In this course, Jeremy will use it to show you how to work with the group in processing change. The first session will involve a detailed introduction...

 

SAVE $297 if you book and pay for the ATSuccess 60Day Foundations course starting October 1st at the same time.
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Lesson Two - 3 Powers That Drive Your Group

(Compass - 3 Energies) JULY 17TH

Your Passion, Your Mentors and A Higher Self.

Aligning the energy and purpose of the group is more than 80% of the secret to a successful result. Harmony of teacher and participants creates an "emergent" quality, that is more than the sum of individual ingredients.

Questions explored in this session:

  • how do you structure a group before it meets?
  • What is important about the place you meet in?
  • How can you prepare people so they come with the idea that you want them to have?

Part of your course work is about preparing and teaching at least one offline, and one online class, this session will help you organize how you can bring that about.

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Lesson Three - 3 Principles That Shape Your Content

(Compass - Step 8 --> 1) JULY 24TH

First, let the students decide what they want to explore.

Getting this to happen is an art from your side - students have not usually encountered this kind of education in the past. You have the job to educate them to understand their responsibility. Jeremy will explore many ways you can achieve this.

Second, transform the abstract into the practical.

Be allergic to generalizations: whenever students try to talk about their problem in general, keep asking about when, where, what, how, who and why, You are not a therapist or counselor - your job is to transform their question into a specific activity, and analyze their movement behaviour while they do it.

Third, teach all your group through individuals.

Group teaching is still about teaching individuals - you do that "all together, one after the other". There are several ways to practice this: Jeremy explores some artful practices that will help you develop a balance between the individual, and the whole group.

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Lesson Four - Structuring 7 Group Content Types

(Compass - Step 1 --> 2) JULY 31ST

Alexander's discovery is the core of what you teach, NOT Alexander Technique. AT is a form or process, not a discovery. Depending on the proclivities and wishes of your group, how you structure your class may be radically different.

We will study some typical models:

  1. Activity focused - all participants interested in same thing e.g. music playing
  2. Mandated attendance - participants are there, because they have to be e.g. high school
  3. Corporate/biz style - exploring the concept of "infotainment" groups for stressed staffs
  4. Speaking Event - where many people are gathered to listen e.g. keynote at conference
  5. Master Class - selected participants working while a larger group observes
  6. Sequence Planning - designing a series of groups designed to link together
  7. OTHERS - your specific questions about a group that does not fit in the above

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Lesson Five - Online Teaching Secrets

(Compass - Step 1 --> 4 --> 2) AUGUST 7TH

Once upon a time, a large number of AT teachers questioned the efficacy of teaching Alexander's discovery in Groups. Today, that is generally accepted as a legitimate methodogy. However, now Online learning is the new Group Teaching.

Can Alexander's discovery be taught effectively online?

Yes.

In this session, we look at how you teach when you cannot touch. Jeremy will give a demonstration lesson with one of the participants, and then break down his process of doing it. You will be invited to bring in a recording of an online lesson you have given, and analyse it during this session.

Send your recording along to Jeremy, before the class, if you wish to participate. By doing so, you give permission for this to be a permanent part of the record of this course.

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Lesson Six - Teaching Games & Activities

(Compass - Step 4 --> 5 through 2 & 8) AUGUST 14TH

A game for the sake of a game is, of itself, next to useless. Participants might laugh and have fun, then leave your session feeling empty. In this class Jeremy dissects the classic features of a successful game:

  • Having a before/after structure
  • Clear idea being explored within the game
  • Sense deprivation, mysteries and other useful game creation tools
  • Classic examples of some game that can be remastered for different situations

What is the difference between games and activities?

Not much, one is fun, the other informative. More about emphasis that anything else. However, there is a classic "Alexander's discovery" activity that can be adapted in infinite ways - I will be showing you how to use that.

This session is about when to use games (and activities), how to use games, why you use games and what games you can use.

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Lesson Seven - Markeaching Your Group

(Compass - Steps 5 --> 7) AUGUST 28TH (No class August 21st)

As above, so below.

Markeaching is my concept to express the idea that you start teaching your group through marketing that attracts people to come. Teaching + Marketing = Markeaching.

Communicating to your potential students is an effective way to develop your service. By articulating your vision, you are also required to articulate the content of what you are delivering, and why. People learn about you, like what you say and trust you enough to pay and come.

In this session, we review the results of your own experiments in organising and delivering the group session that was requested for this course.

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Lesson Eight - Next Steps in Your Learning…

(Compass - Step 7 --> 8) SEPTEMBER 4th

This is not the end of the course, but the start of Phase two. Jeremy will offer a structured way for participants to continue working with each other, and introduce more options for people who want to continue into Markeaching with the ATSuccess 60Day program - the start of ATSuccess Pro 5.

We will review the material we have covered - including completing how the Compass can be used in group teaching - and dealing with any lingering doubts, concerns or needs.

To ask more about this, you can also send an email to Jeremy.

More details of will be posted soon.

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SAVE $297 if you book and pay for the ATSuccess 60Day Foundations course starting October 1st at the same time.
The Payments links below will take you to a choice of Group Course alone or the Combination deal to save $297.

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Group Course Summary Dates & Times - Monday

TIMES

USA Western - 1pm
USA Eastern - 4pm
London - 9pm
Auckland - Tuesday 8am
Melbourne - Tuesday 6am

 

SESSION DATES

1- July 10
2 - July 17
3 - July 24
4 - July 31
5 - August 7
6 - August 14 (No class August 21)
7 - August 28
8 - September 4th

 

REQUIREMENTS
(requested, not mandated)

  1. You have, or will organize to have, a group class at least once during this series
  2. You agree to experiment in giving a lesson to someone online: friend or otherwise
  3. You can record your online lesson, email link/file to Jeremy, and review it in class
  4. (NOTE: there will not be time to view everyone's, but everyone is requested to do)
  5. You accept being given a lesson by Jeremy while the rest of the group observes (DITTO)
  6. You read the series of essays Jeremy will deliver to you by email over the 8 weeks
  7. You purchase the reading materials and work through them over a year
  8. You join an "extended study group" with some participants to complete/continue tasks
  9. You participate in the secret Facebook group formed exclusively for this course
  10. You download and install Zoom, a Skypelike meeting software, to participate online
  11. You view the content of sessions online before you participate in the following session.

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NOTE

All the content delivered on this course will be recorded and made available on Kajabi - a sophisticated online content delivery platform. You will be able to download and view the course contents for up to a year. A secret Facebook group will be set up exclusively for this course. Jeremy will be available within this group for a year to answer any questions about the content. Participants will also be encouraged to keep working together long after the 8 week content delivery is finished. New participants may also join as time passes, creating a growing community focused on upskilling group teaching skills.

 

THE CHANGE COMPASS

The Change Compass is a teaching tool that is explained in depth in Jeremy's ThinkingBody Online course, by comparing it to FM's story. In this Group Teaching course, Jeremy will be using 5~10 minutes at the start of each session, to introduce you to elements of the Compass. The Compass expresses succinctly your process of learning/teaching. As such, it is a critical tool for understanding your role as a teacher in a group learning environment. In this course, Jeremy will use it to show you how to work with the group in processing change.

 

CAVEAT

You decide your own level of participation. If you want your money's worth, I will keep you busy. If you need limited stimulation, take what you need, leave the rest. How I structure and lead this group is itself an example of the principles I will be teaching. You will have a year to review, practice and digest the contents, INCLUDING access to me. Participants have the responsibility to make this course work in the way most appropriate for them!

SAVE $297 if you book and pay for the ATSuccess 60Day Foundations course starting October 1st at the same time.
The Payments links below will take you to a choice of Group Course alone or the Combination deal to save $297.

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