hways March 9, 2006, 1:47 a.m. (Message 44593)
Re: Rules for teachers
Amid all of the recent clutter, some might have missed this excellent paragraph from Anselm. Should be required reading for all teachers and candidates. Harry Ways Anselm wrote: IMHO, the full written instructions for a dance should never be read aloud -- not in class and definitely not in a social situation. They're much too tedious for that! Their place is on the teacher's desk when he or she prepares their lesson, and their purpose is to communicate to the teacher how the dance is meant to go, so they can figure out how to explain it to the class -- often preferably by way of demonstration rather than reading out chapter and verse, and not necessarily from the beginning of the dance straight through to the end.