An excellent course for anyone who is already involved with, or planning to take on, teaching of bell handling. If like me you feel daunted at the prospect of teaching, it was comforting to meet others in the same predicament and also to be able to share experiences with those that already have considerable previous teaching experience.
The course was well structured and provided what we all felt was a good balance of theory and ‘hands on’ practical sessions. Having been ‘traditionally taught’ (bell up) it was interesting to be introduced to the concept and techniques required to teach ‘bell down’. As a result of the course I feel very much more confident at the prospect of teaching.
We were all made to feel relaxed and welcome and that made for a good learning environment. In particular, thanks go to Elaine for the great Lemon Drizzle cake, Ken for the refreshments that sustained us through the day, and Gill for an intense, but very enjoyable day! The course handouts are excellent and include the ‘Learning the Ropes’ teachers guide, we would particularly recommend the DVD for anyone with little or no previous teaching experience.
Practical advice for teachers, right from the first lesson.