The most basic of basics = moving too much
The teacher's position...
that is moving too much
that is staying to still.
One of the most basic errors is "moving too much".
|the teachers just hang around without meaning.|
”This is the first time that I've ever heard of it.”
"I'd like to do it from tomorrow as soon as possible. "
1) The teacher's position that is moving too much and the position that is staying to still.
2) In the classroom that can control the children's engagement.
_1. approaching the children.
_2. approaching the specific child.
_3. standing by the child who is talking.
_4. standing apart from the child who is talking.
<Moving around the classroom>
1) The basics of "Moving around the classroom"
2) The basics of "Checking the children's notebook"
Checklist of The Basic Skill for teachers
~No.3. Eye contact
Mr.Mukoyama said that from that time, he became to be conscious about "professional eye contact".
That is the same sense that I felt at his seminars.
The story is just based on my memories so I'm afraid that the details of the story are inaccurate. He told me the name of the band and guitarist but I'm not sure about these anymore.
Anyway, after hearing this anecdote, I became to be focusing "the eye contact" more consciously. If you want to be a super professional and you'll get money to show something in front of the people, you have to make efforts these things including eye contact. If whether you are an idol, a comedian, a magician, a lecturer, a teacher, you have no exceptions as long as you are a professional.
During your lecture, I think you made eye contact with me many times.
Recently I become to be told like this at last.
I'm glad if I've become to get a skill of eye contact even slightly.
I couldn't grab the meaning.
I was just like freezing meaninglessly and looking at him.
"I went to the dinner show that was held on the top floor at this Hotel."
(the dinner show? The eye contact?)
"I noticed that the guitar player on the dinner show had been gazing just only me during playing the guitar."
I finally understand.
He said that the guitarist never saw the scores, her fingers while playing the guitar of course. She always just made eye contact with audiences.
"I've fallen under the delusion that she was playing just only for me."
Be through The gate for Takanawa.
You can see the enormous building in front of you. That is Hotel Pacific ( it's SHINAGAWA GOOS Now)
It seems more than ten years ago. We had a team meeting for making teaching materials held by TOSS at the top of the floor of this Hotel. It was so luxury hotel at that time.
After the meeting, the members were moving on to dinner restaurant respectively. When I just got on the elevator, I happened to be with Mr.Mukoyama in the elevator. We are just the only two in the small elevator room by chance.
I didn't have the courage to talk to him of course. I was just freezing with so nervous. Then Mr.Mukoyama talked to me with a very mild tone of voice.
" Hey, It's just here where I got the eye contact skill."
And adding to that, you should see the class as concrete images and your brain store the images and later if you have some stimulus then you could reenact it.
These kinds of super professional gazing skills are deeply connected with the ability of reenactment.
That's why you can create some dramatic stories in your classes.
"When did you have the attack?"
He looked at hundreds of the whole students at a time from the stage of the front.
Among them, he noticed just a subtle movement that was seemed like inhaling a deep breath by one little girl, then he took action immediately.
"I think those days were when I had an ability that I could take the information about the students most by just looking at."
I remember that Mr.Mukoyama said so.
Mr.Mukoyama was on the stage in the front.
And during exercise...probably it was radio calisthenics...he noticed just a slight movement that made a little strange in a moment. So he told to all of the students should be paused.
One day, Mr.Mukoyama was asked by an educational trainee after the class that the trainee showed.
The trainee said to Mr.Mukoyama "Please tell me something about my class lesson."
The answer that Mr.Mukoyama gave him was below.
"I would like to tell you just one thing."
The point is that he said "I would like to tell you just one thing" and then he "recalled the class lesson".
The students who want to say something make their little finger move.
Because I didn't have enough ability. When I was a rookie teacher I just tried to estimate something just only in my experiences, in my perception
"Little finger's subtle movement would be a trigger and it makes 'back of the hand' or 'whole of muscles outside the arm ' jerked a little".
"Mr.Oku, You wanted to say something, didn't you!"
I watched these kinds of scenes that he called someone this way several times.
Mr.Oku himself said later in his surprised face,
"Yeah, I certainly wanted to say at that time. Why Mr.Mukoyama knew that?"
Mr.Mukoyama added words like this,
" The figure you mentioned right now, I appreciate that just only you wrote it."
1. He called Ono and let him speak because he recognized Ono's fingers moved in subtle.
2. While Ono was speaking, he recalled the contents of Ono's note using just an image of moving around the classroom.
3. Furthermore, He concluded that there were no students who wrote the same thing as Ono.
How much could children trust the teachers who could make these kinds of episodes?
This is the "Professional level of eye contact".
"Hey, you, I'm sure you have more things that you wrote down. Let you read it."
We have a video that recorded this scene. The screen quality and angle are not so good. But as long as we can see in this video Mr.Mukoyama was going around the desks of students just twice. I guess that he looked at Ono's notebook on these trips.
I was really really carefully analyzing this video.
So I have to say that the moment that Mr.Mukoyama could see Ono's note was just only once. Mr.Mukoyama went through without looking Ono at the second time.
The first chance, probably just a moment, less than a second, Mr.Mukoyama memorized things that were on the notebook.
The scene that Mr.Mukoyama called the students whose name was "Ono" is the matter now.
"Does anyone else have something to say?
Hey, Ono, I think you definitely have.
Because your finger is moving.
Go ahead, Ono."
At that time, Mr.Mukoyama called Ono, because he found his finger was moving just a subtle.
Of course, it's not common. We are surprised even just only this anecdote. But I can let you know more.
It wasn't just once or twice but many times.
That meant like you were feeling absolutely gazed constantly.
That is one of the secret skills of making you feel like "He was kindly gazing just only me!".
How do the eye movements of skillful teachers move, and how do they stop? And how long seconds did they stop? We should learn more about eye contact skill that makes students recognize that you look at them.