There are principles that underpin effective learning and it is important to review them in order to assess an instructor’s aptness in following them. As Salsa Cubana dance instructor, I can widen and develop my profession by ensuring that I uphold the principle of organizing for effort. As such, I plan and practice before a dance session in order not to get confused when in the middle of training. Providing learners with fair and credible evaluations is a learning principle that can also help widen and develop the profession of Latin dance instruction. Dance learners make many mistakes before they understand a style and evaluations should help to affirm and not dismiss learners’ potential (Thiers, 2006).
It would widen and develop the profession of Latin dance if instructors collaborate with other instructors in solving problems that impede instruction. Spending long hours making learning materials is one such problem and this can be solved by teaming up as a department to brainstorm for ideas on learning materials. Communication is another thing that can help widen and develop this profession because instructors lighten each other’s burden when they share the problems they encounter. Additionally, experienced colleagues can help widen and develop the scope of Latin dance instruction by point out aspects of dance instruction plan that can impend effective instruction (Thiers, 2006).
It can help widen and develop the scope of Latin dance if as an instructor I shared stories and reflections on my dance session experiences with other instructors. This provides a platform in which I can feel encouraged by knowing that there are experiences that are common to Latin dance instructors. These reflections can also help me as an instructor detect some of the areas in my practice I need to improve. Reflections should provide me with intellectually ...Show more