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Teaching Styles

Break up into pairs

Have the paired students refer to their 'Pilates Encyclopedia' for an exercise that has not-yet been taught and teach it with..
            Exercise 1; West Coast teaching style for hard exercise
Announce it is time to change to a different exercise
            1. Each student takes turn being the teacher
            2. Each student teaches with a different teaching technique
Visit each paired group of students and ask at least one question from below
· Explain the purpose of the exercise
· What muscle is the primary mover
· Which Pilates Principle is focused on in this exercise
· Discuss possible contraindications of the exercise
· Describe what alignment considerations the trainer should watch for
· Who would this exercise be appropriate for
· Ask the student teacher to modify the exercise and then, ask the student teacher to justify modifications that they may have made in an exercise
· Ask the student teacher to show variations of this exercise and then for rationale for choosing a variation of this exercise as opposed to the original
· Ask which teaching technique they used in teaching this exercise and then, have them use a different teaching technique
· Are all the intrinsic Core muscles activated in this exercise
· Where is ‘The Center’ at in this exercise


Have the paired students refer to their 'Pilates Encyclopedia' for a new exercises and teach it with..
            Exercise 2; East Coast teaching style for intense exercise with strict dance technique
Announce it is time to change to a different exercise
            1. Each student takes turn being the teacher
            2. Each student teaches with a different teaching technique
Visit each paired group of students and ask at least one question from below
· Explain the purpose of the exercise
· What muscle is the primary mover
· Which Pilates Principle is focused on in this exercise
· Discuss possible contraindications of the exercise
· Describe what alignment considerations the trainer should watch for
· Who would this exercise be appropriate for
· Ask the student teacher to modify the exercise and then, ask the student teacher to justify modifications that they may have made in an exercise
· Ask the student teacher to show variations of this exercise and then for rationale for choosing a variation of this exercise as opposed to the original
· Ask which teaching technique they used in teaching this exercise and then, have them use a different teaching technique

Have the paired students refer to their 'Pilates Encyclopedia' for a new exercises and teach it with..
            Exercise 3; With a focus on Rehabilitation protocols
Announce it is time to change to a different exercise
            1. Each student takes turn being the teacher
            2. Each student teaches with a different teaching technique
Visit each paired group of students and ask at least one question from below
· Explain the purpose of the exercise
· What muscle is the primary mover
· Which Pilates Principle is focused on in this exercise
· Discuss possible contraindications of the exercise
· Describe what alignment considerations the trainer should watch for
· Who would this exercise be appropriate for
· Ask the student teacher to modify the exercise and then, ask the student teacher to justify modifications that they may have made in an exercise
· Ask the student teacher to show variations of this exercise and then for rationale for choosing a variation of this exercise as opposed to the original
· Ask which teaching technique they used in teaching this exercise and then, have them use a different teaching technique

Have the paired students refer to their 'Pilates Encyclopedia' for a new exercises and teach it with..
            Exercise 4; With a focus on Mind/Body/Spirit (soma therapy)
Announce it is time to change to a different exercise
            1. Each student takes turn being the teacher
            2. Each student teaches with a different teaching technique
Visit each paired group of students and ask at least one question from below
· Explain the purpose of the exercise
· What muscle is the primary mover
· Which Pilates Principle is focused on in this exercise
· Discuss possible contraindications of the exercise
· Describe what alignment considerations the trainer should watch for
· Who would this exercise be appropriate for
· Ask the student teacher to modify the exercise and then, ask the student teacher to justify modifications that they may have made in an exercise
· Ask the student teacher to show variations of this exercise and then for rationale for choosing a variation of this exercise as opposed to the original
· Ask which teaching technique they used in teaching this exercise and then, have them use a different teaching technique

Have the paired students refer to their 'Pilates Encyclopedia' for a new exercises and teach it with..
            Exercise 5; With a focus on a different Pilates Principle
Announce it is time to change to a different exercise
            1. Each student takes turn being the teacher
            2. Each student teaches with a different teaching technique
Visit each paired group of students and ask at least one question from below
· Explain the purpose of the exercise
· What muscle is the primary mover
· Which Pilates Principle is focused on in this exercise
· Discuss possible contraindications of the exercise
· Describe what alignment considerations the trainer should watch for
· Who would this exercise be appropriate for
· Ask the student teacher to modify the exercise and then, ask the student teacher to justify modifications that they may have made in an exercise
· Ask the student teacher to show variations of this exercise and then for rationale for choosing a variation of this exercise as opposed to the original
· Ask which teaching technique they used in teaching this exercise and then, have them use a different teaching technique

Have the paired students refer to their 'Pilates Encyclopedia' for a new exercises and teach it with..
            Exercise 6; With a focus on a different Pilates Concept
Announce it is time to change to a different exercise
            1. Each student takes turn being the teacher
            2. Each student teaches with a different teaching technique
Visit each paired group of students and ask at least one question from below
· Explain the purpose of the exercise
· What muscle is the primary mover
· Which Pilates Principle is focused on in this exercise
· Discuss possible contraindications of the exercise
· Describe what alignment considerations the trainer should watch for
· Who would this exercise be appropriate for
· Ask the student teacher to modify the exercise and then, ask the student teacher to justify modifications that they may have made in an exercise
· Ask the student teacher to show variations of this exercise and then for rationale for choosing a variation of this exercise as opposed to the original
· Ask which teaching technique they used in teaching this exercise and then, have them use a different teaching technique

Have the paired students refer to their 'Pilates Encyclopedia' for a new exercises and teach it with..
            Exercise 7; With a focus on a different Pilates Initial Fundamental
Announce it is time to change to a different exercise
            1. Each student takes turn being the teacher
            2. Each student teaches with a different teaching technique
Visit each paired group of students and ask at least one question from below
· Explain the purpose of the exercise
· What muscle is the primary mover
· Which Pilates Principle is focused on in this exercise
· Discuss possible contraindications of the exercise
· Describe what alignment considerations the trainer should watch for
· Who would this exercise be appropriate for
· Ask the student teacher to modify the exercise and then, ask the student teacher to justify modifications that they may have made in an exercise
· Ask the student teacher to show variations of this exercise and then for rationale for choosing a variation of this exercise as opposed to the original
· Ask which teaching technique they used in teaching this exercise and then, have them use a different teaching technique

REGROUP; Student offer their own EVALUATION of each other
NOTE: Critiques; MUST be positive, Constructive Critics Only, Give suggestions of what could be better

Master’s evaluation and recommendations to improve
            Being PRESENT:
            Ability to FOCUS:
            SELF CONTROL: mind, body, emotion and voice tone when cueing
            ADAPTIBILITY:
            PATIENTS:

Wrap Up: Allow 15 mins. for Questions & Answers

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