In my last post, I discussed how we evaluate our teacher trainees in Carolina Yoga Company’s 200-hour yoga teacher training. (Our next round starts in January, but we need you to sign up now! Read all about it here.)
If you’re already teaching, think about how you are evaluated. Are you given annual performance reviews? If so, great—they aren’t fun but they can be really helpful for your growth. Are you doing regular self-assessments, especially now that much of teaching happens via video? Or are you letting your class sizes be a de facto form of student feedback?
Here are some ways you can actively seek evaluation for self-improvement:
These don’t have to be detailed assessments. Instead, consider asking three questions, in a roses/thorns/buds or keep/drop/add format:
For lots more on improving your yoga teaching, please read The Professional Yoga Teacher’s Handbook. And if you’ve read it and want to recommend it, please rate and review it on Amazon, Goodreads,or wherever you like!
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I recently had a conversation with a prospective yoga teacher trainee who had read The Professional Yoga Teacher's Handbook and who turned the tables on me by asking me all the questions I suggest aspiring teachers ask teacher training directors. But she added a great question of her own.