For the first time, the Alliance Team of Directors will be offering a mentoring intensive specifically for Directors and Faculty of Training Programs. Collectively we have trained hundreds of students to become successful Alexander Teachers. We didn’t have anyone teaching us how to do it - we learned by using our judgement and instincts, and by trial and error. We have learned a great deal from our successes and our mistakes, and we would like to pass that information on to you, as the next generation of Trainers.
The Mentoring Trainers Immersion will begin before the Retreat, giving us 2 days to discuss pedagogy, share our experiences, and create the format for practicing training skills during the Retreat week. We will meet daily throughout the Retreat to evaluate and process the day’s material. We will stay for an additional day after the Retreat to review and synthesize the week’s material.
This is the first time that this type of in-depth mentoring has been offered. It is open to Trainers who want to learn about the Alliance style of training. All faculty of the Contemporary Alexander School are required to attend in order to take a teaching slot during the 2017-18 year. Even if you have been on a School Faculty before, this training will offer you pedagogy, direct mentoring, and the opportunity to clearly shift from “teaching” to “training” students. It will give you a chance to evaluate your current skills, ask questions, and learn from our years of experience.