Minute Masterclass Episode 60
Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance. Today we are discussing the brain-based principle: Give Meaningful Feedback. Anne Green Gilbert includes this principle with the previous from episode 59: Provide an Enriched Environment. When we give feedback, we must do so in a way that reaches the visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile learning styles. If you know how your students learn, you can individualize the feedback based on how they best process information.
Your visual learners need you to demonstrate the feedback so they can see you do it. Your auditory learners need imaginative, descriptive words, think pliéeeeeeeeeeeeeeee instead of plié for feedback. Your kinesthetic learners need to do what you are asking. Just telling them won’t change anything; they need to physically do it. And lastly, your tactile learners need a hands on approach, either by pressing on their arms to keep them strong or adding a prop to assist with the feedback. If a student is not fully understanding what you are asking of them, try presenting the feedback another way until you find success. For more information, visit DiscoverDance.com.