Teaching Methodology & The Art of Teaching – Mixed Level Classes

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we explore inherent challenges and pitfalls in teaching a mixed-levels class.


Understand the challenges in effectively teaching a mixed-levels class and review suggestions for overcoming them.


Describe three options for demonstrating variations to a mixed-level class. Give an example of teaching verbiage that implies a hierarchy of value (i.e. you are a better student if you do this variation and a lesser student if you do this one). Provide priorities that can help to effectively teach pose variations to mixed-level students. Describe two ways of effectively teaching pose variations to mixed-level students. Explain why using the word “beginner” with a pose variation may be inappropriate.

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