Episode 137: Hardworking Dancers Have Teachers Who Do These 3 Things
Since it’s Thanksgiving week here in The States, I’ll be taking time off to be with family and away from screens and work, but I didn’t want to leave you without another episode to help improve your dancer's mental toughness. This is a re-release of episode 51 from way back in early 2022, where I talk all about the three things that we can do as teachers to encourage our dancers to work harder.
I think this topic has been so popular because we all want hard-working dancers, and there are a few simple things teachers can do to get a little more effort from your dancers. In this episode we’ll cover those three things dance educators can do to encourage hard-working and self-motivated dancers. I hope you enjoy this episode, and if you're celebrating this week, I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!
Key Highlights –
- [1m 37s] – Two Sides to Motivation
- [2m 45s] – First Way to Create a Focused Dance Environment: Make Dance Optimally Challenging
- [7m 02s] – Second Way to Create a Focused Dance Environment: Praise Effort Over Outcome
- [9m 06s] – Third Way to Create a Focused Dance Environment: Define Success as Growth, Not Perfection
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