One of the best ways to grow as an instructor is to attend other instructors’ classes. You can assess what you like and what you don’t like, you can look for similarities with your style, and you can seek out coaching styles that you would like to adopt. And if you suspect you may have a bad habit, you can ask yourself poignant questions like, “Is that what I sound like when I yell ‘Go!’ all the time?”
To get the most out of the classes you attend, here are some tips to evaluate both the instructor and class so you can incorporate what works well and enhance your own coaching.
But before I give you the tips, I want to stress four things.