At CoachArt, we see the first lesson of any match as the perfect opportunity to build a stable foundation for the next 8 weeks with your student. Whether it’s getting to know their interests and personality, or gauging their skill level in a certain activity, the more information you can collect in the first lesson, the better your match will be. Here are some resources to help you out with your preparation!

Skill Assessment Activities

In order to prepare for your lessons, you’ll need to see what they already know. Here are some fun and basic activities you can do with your student during your first to lesson to assess their skill level!

CoachArt Pro Tip: If you don’t see any specific activities that can help you in your planning, just start by asking the student a few easy, open-ended questions:

  • Have they ever done the activity before?
  • What about the subject are they most interested in learning?
  • Do they have a favorite? Painting, player, color, etc…

Be sure to check out our CoachArt Pinterest page for more ideas.

If you’re a little nervous for your first lesson, there’s a good chance your student may be nervous too. Here are a few ideas on how to “break the ice” and create a comfortable environment for both you and the student to thrive in!

CoachArt Pro Tip: To take your icebreakers to the next level, modify the theme of the game to include the subject that you’ll be teaching. This will help you collect invaluable information that you can use for future lessons.

If your CoachArt student is differently-abled, check out our page on adapting to special needs by clicking here for some helpful tips.

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