In Part 1, we discussed the four different categories that differentiate your riders. Below are seven tips to get you thinking about teaching to a mixed class. Note that these techniques will be especially relevant to teaching to your group of mixed-ability riders who have just returned following the quarantine.
- Call to all, yet teach to each
This simple technique often elicits a group response, but leaves each rider feeling personally addressed. It involves asking probing questions that do not seek answers but rather responses. Each rider may hear the question differently, depending on their experience, goals, and current challenges. Some examples of a probing question might be:
Teaching to a Variety of Different Abilities in One Class, Part 1: Three Categories of Riders
Teaching to a Variety of Different Abilities in One Class, Part 2: Seven Tips to Teaching to a Mixed Class