Parents and teachers who homeschool children understand the importance of being involved in the student learning experience. Participate in activities and reinforce with positive and constructive feedback. Children respond to excitement and energy so let them lead the experience while you guide them with the curriculum. Just like any other homeschool curriculum, make sure you review the material your students will be learning so you can offer guidance.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin
Teach a curriculum that offers structure and good content. Everyone can kick and punch, but not many can demonstrate a kick or punch correctly. Learning correct form is important to prevent injuries. Slow-motion videos and detailed explanations are a good indicator of good content. Have a log where children can log time and take notes on learns. Many online learning options allow you to input the notes into a software or website and they log hours for you. If your program is an online martial arts program, it is important to focus a lot on details as a lot of that can be lost without a martial arts instructor present. Structure is important, but it is also important to tailor the learning experience based on your students interest. You can increase student engagement by making the content relevant to their interests. For example, kids love watching cartoons! Think of Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, etc. How can you leverage that excitement to teach them martial arts?
Involve siblings and/or a friend for them to support each other. The higher ranking belts require students to teach another student in a lower rank. This is a great opportunity for homeschooled martial artists to develop leadership and also have fun under the supervision of an adult. Allow a child to teach another friend or sibling is not only great to develop leadership skills, but it is also a great way to validate what they are learning. The parent/guardian can play a key role by ensuring what your student is teaching looks correct.
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