Making Mistakes in Lessons...

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Liam Murphy
Instructor
Making Mistakes in Lessons...

 

Hello Lessonface students (and any teachers watching!),

Here's a little video on my attitude to students making "mistakes" in lessons.

It may surprise you, but good clarinet teachers appreciate your mistakes! They respect you for pushing your limits and welcome the mistakes that come along in the process.

"Mistakes" are one of your best friends, and this video is my testimony on the subject ?

Thanks for watching!

Liam Murphy
https://www.lessonface.com/LiamMurphy

 

John Wiater
Instructor

Hi Liam -- very important topic for instructors an educators as a whole on mistakes. I think there is something to be said about empathy and connecting on a human level through mistakes. For example, if you student can see you more in that light, you may actually have a better interaction with them, might motivate them, or simply have the realization that we are all human and make mistakes, even when experts in our given craft.  Would love to check out your video -- are you able to embed a YouTube link or similar? The original post has an error in the ended!

 

John

Liam Murphy
Instructor

Thanks, John!

I can't find those videos anywhere beside FB, so here's the link to those files:

Part 1: 

https://fb.watch/fOIQKJFPpt/

Part 2:

https://fb.watch/fOIT44as-k/

I might try to download and reattach in this thread too... not sure why it's an error all of the sudden! 

Liam

John Wiater
Instructor

Thanks! Your thought on how experts/those we look up to in our field have made more mistakes than us is such a takeaway. It's the ones that stick with it - no matter how many mistakes - that make it! Nice inspirational thought for the day. 

Liam Murphy
Instructor

I completely agree that the "teacher as sun-god" routine can do more harm than good.

It is strange, though, that many students WANT to deal with a magician of sorts, and would prefer not to see their teacher on an imperfect human level. It's one of the weirder differences I notice from one student to the next. 

I think about 50% of people who attend public masterclasses, for example, come to see miracles worked, and the other 50% are there for handy technical tips from a master. 

No two students are alike I suppose! 

https://tinyurl.com/mazx8zra

...there's the YouTube links to a few micro-lessons including the two-part "Mistakes" series :) 

 

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