Here’s some of our terrible trial lesson stories:The uninvited guest
Doing a trial lesson in the August heat, a meaty cockroach flew out of the air-conditioning onto the trial lesson Mom’s lap.Signed up?: NoLessons Learned:
- Cockroach traps needed.
- No more trial lessons in August: Students come hot and bothered and are less likely to sign up.
- Cockroach 1 Dave and Amy English 0.2. PeekabooYou’re doing the trial lesson. The student is hiding under the table.Signed up?: Yes.Lessons Learned: Surprisingly, the initial shy students often adapt well and level up quickly.3. Family treeMom, Dad, and 3 younger siblings, including a month old baby come to the trial. Often the younger children run around the room, pulling books off the shelves and generally causing havoc.Signed up?: Mainly yes.Lessons learned:
- Ignore siblings. It’s not your job to take care of them.
- But DO confiscate materials being crushed by young hands (why don’t the Mom and Dad do that??).
- Keep trial short and sweet. Smile through gritted teeth .4. Boooooring!The child stares mournfully out the window throughout trial.Signed up?: Mainly yes.Lessons learned:
- Do the trial lesson with the Mom and Dad instead.
- Tell Mom and Dad, that with other children participating, their child will also participate.
- Kids often behave differently with Moms and Dads.5. Waaaaahh!The child is FINE in the trial. But Mom worries about the lessons when she won't be there.Signed up?: Mainly yes.Lessons Learned:
What stories do you have??
- Most kids DON’T cry in lessons.
- If they do, most stop after 5 minutes.
- Kindergarteners (we start lessons from the 2nd year) are used to being without Mom.
- Moms worry too much.Sign up to the newsletter to keep in touch.Want to know more about: