Lori Schiff: On Adapting to Remote Instruction, and Learning to Teach Alexander Technique Online
Having to transition to teaching online in March 2020 was quite a challenge for many of us. We may be able to return to live instruction soon, but this seemed like a good time to reflect on what we've learned, and how we've grown in the months since.
Here's Alexander Technique teacher Lori Schiff's story of how she went from believing that Zoom was not a viable medium for teaching AT, to finding ways to adapt and grow as a teacher, discovering that she could make online lessons a meaningful experiences.
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