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Unread Sep 24th, 2006, 08:21 am
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Default Re: What age group do you prefer?

I prefer teaching kids because I like games and play and adults can be soooooooooooooooo inhibited. Sure they will loosen up as they get to know you and each other but they probably still won t be keen on singing while hopping around the room doing daft actions.

Having said that I think what I find rewarding is bringing sunshine into their lives through fun lessons where they progress and feel proud of themselves.

The downside to teaching kids for me is that after one hour with children you can sometimes feel like you have been working all day because you need to inject so much energy into controlling the class while keeping it dynamic and fast-paced - whereas the adults are self-motivated and you don t have to use tricks like switching the lights off or starting a song to get their attention!
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