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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Community.

In this Badge Bit, you  teach a one hour workshop to at least 8 students and hold the attention of the 8 students for the full hour.  If you start with 20 students, and 8 students stick around to the end, that counts!  Even if you have to bait them with cookies or something!  :)



To document this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (<2 mins):
- the workshop (with countable attendees) as it is beginning (including a clock or phone with the time)
- the workshop (with countable attendees) as it is ending (including a clock or phone with the time)
- you teaching the workshop with at least one identifiable attendee
- some students doing a workshop activity

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Some tips for successful teaching, especially for beginner teachers:

Prepare! Know your material very well, so that if you need to be spontaneous, you can. Try an visualize yourself teaching and the reactions of your students and think of responses ahead of time. You might not need those responses, but just the process of thinking through them, will help you (1) know your material better, and (2) know how students react, so you can react to that.

Observe and respond As you teach, watch your students.
  • Do they look bored? If they do, try to make things more interesting--if you need to skip to your activity earlier than you planned, that's okay! Or maybe try a joke, or do something unexpected. Or maybe ask for a volunteer to help with something.
  • Do they look confused? Gather their attention (if it has wandered) and try to explain something in a new way--draw a picture, explain it from a different angle, get them to act it out, find something to illustrate your point. Don't just keep talking, though! They will stay confused and start getting bored. It's more important that they learn SOMETHING, than that you get through what you wanted to say.
  • Is someone being disruptive? Hopefully this isn't the case, but if you're working with young people, or people who are friends, it can happen. There's various techniques to getting someone to stop being disruptive: making a general announcement ("please don't talk to your neighbor, as it makes it harder for others to hear") or something funny, ("I know soil isn't as fun to talk to as human beings, but I promise you'll learn to dig it!"), or asking them a question to get them focused again ("Johny, can you tell me how clay and sand differ? How easy do you think it would be to make a castle with sand, rather than clay?"), or conscript them as a volunteer ("Johny, could you hold his jar of sand?"). If all else fails, point them and their behavior out individually ("Johny, no one else can hear when you keep talking. Please don't waste their time and mine.")


  • Appeal to all the senses, if possible Have pictures for the eyes to see, activities for the hands to do and feel, words for the ears to hear and the mind to grasp.

    Eye-contact It's generally best to keep your eyes scanning over your audience. If there's someone paying great attention, scan to them more often (for your own reassurance and self-esteem boost), but keep scanning and try to catch the eyes of everyone (but don't hold the eye contact, just glance past them). You might also find it easier just to pick a spot to stare at in the middle of the group, but this will make it harder to observe and react to your students.
     
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    I think I got this one done this evening.  I taught Introduction to Permaculture to the local homesteading club.  There were 11 attendees and the class ran about 1:15 long.  Here's a link to the thread in the workshop forum:
    Introduction to Permaculture talk in Northern Wisconsin

    The clock has some glare on it but hopefully it's clear enough.  First photo was at 6:05pm and second was near the end at 7:05pm.
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    Staff note (Nicole Alderman) :

    I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

     
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    I have a question. I livestream "workshops", mostly just teaching simple farming or gardening skills, almost once a week via dlive.tv. I have tons of links because I save most of the videos. The video has a counter of number of watchers, a countdown clock showing time in the workshop. I was just wondering if this would work. If not, I do have a few videos from preMarch were I was teaching in classroom course. Just wondering about the livestreaming.  Thanks, Have a wonderful day.

     
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    Sustainable Garden Series: Seed Starting Soil 20Feb 2020 Bluefield, WV
    Important note. The times are wrong due me arrive early to the Library because of them choosing to close early that day.

    Normally my class run for 1 hour to 2.5 depending on how interactive the workshop is or how much we need to cover. This class had 12 folks, i believe 2 or 3 left at the end of first hour.

    Cheers



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    Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

    Might you have another screen shot for the "after" picture? I can only see 7 students in that picture...

    Staff note (Ashley Cottonwood) :

    I certify this BB complete!

     
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