This is the third post in a series about ways we can mark time by acknowledging, reflecting on, and celebrating special teaching anniversaries/milestones.
In the first post, I shared how I’ve been using social media to celebrate special moments and students of the past.
The second post was a guest post by a teacher friend of mine who really inspired me with her incredible perspective on why celebrating can be incredibly hard yet at the same time really important.
In today’s post, I will be reflecting on seven ways my teaching and studio have evolved in the past decade including what I learned along the way.
One trend that has really stuck out is having the ability (and willingness) to change and try new things. Every year I would find myself implementing little (and even sometimes big) changes as my teaching style evolved and students came and went.
I believe that the ability to adapt was key to growing my new studio to 45 students in 30 months and maintaining a waiting list ever since.
As independent teachers, we work with people, and the world changes daily. The ability to adapt is integral to a thriving studio.
As I share my specific journey, take this time to reflect on how your studio and teaching have evolved over the past years, months, or even decades.
Can you pinpoint and see changes in yourself, your teaching, and your students? How have those changes impacted you and your studio?