Tuesday, November 16, 2010

fun in class last night

One of my favorite things to do with kids is give them a seemingly challenging physical task, watch their jaws drop open with amazement, listen to them protest loudly that they couldn't POSSIBLY replicate what I just did, and then watch them do it.

Case in point: last night, while seated in seiza, asked kids to attempt to thrown kicks. Whizzed a few kicks by the heads of front row students, and then let them try. I love that brief moment where they realize that they've just done something that they thought was impossible 10 seconds earlier. :)

This is the part that appeals to me the most when it comes to teaching kids. The kicking and punching are fun, but they are just a medium for teaching them about life and trying to reach the seemingly impossible.
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