This week, we will talk about Teamwork in the context of learning and improving our patterns together. Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:
“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.” — Henry Ford (founder of Ford Motor Company)
Teamwork is a way we can work together to accomplish things that we wouldn’t be able to do just on our own. Working as a team allows us to combine our individual strengths and abilities to achieve important goals. We can also combine our knowledge together with other members of our team to come up with a more complete understanding of something, and to solve problems together. When we are working on learning and polishing a pattern so that we can do our best with it, we often will work as a team to accomplish this. We work with our instructor, but we also work with the other students in our lesson to get stronger with our pattern.
- When we are first learning a pattern, and we are naming the techniques together, does it help you to listen to the other students when you can’t remember the name?
- When you are working with a pattern, and you’re not sure what the next technique is, does it help you to watch what the other students do and then to follow them?
- Have you had one of the other students in class follow what you do?
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