4 tips on how to be a powerful instructor...
Twenty years ago, while living in Japan, I created a breathing exercise (sort of karate kid-ish in nature) to use as a class warm-up, and it has become a signature part of the teach-to-care approach. Each step of the exercise represents a key to successful teaching. They are the following:
Short (mijikaku) - be brief
From the heart (kokoro kara) - be sincere
Simple (kantan ni) - be clear
Direct(chokusetsu) - be specific
Those qualities form a robust way of teaching. They have served me well. Now I incorporate the breathing warm-up into teacher training sessions and speaking events because it is a fun way to help teachers remember the practices that produce the best results.