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- Make drills attractive. Competitive drills, such as relays, especially fun for younger students.
- Do not linger too long on any one specific drill or exercise as this is monotonous and causes a lack of interest. It is much better to return to an exercise later than to continue it for a great length of time.
- Explain the technique briefly first. Keep the explanation simple and to the point. Keep the voice at a conversational level and directed at each student.
- If the drill has two or more parts, explain the parts as a whole, then individually.
- Demonstrate of the technique as slow and as perfect as possible. If desired, you may explain as you demonstrate. Demonstrate each part of the drill separately with an explanation to its purpose in the whole.
- Stress safety as related to performance of the drill.
- Practice new drills slowly with close supervision until students fell confident.
- Constantly critique the drill to eliminate imperfection and incorrect learning. Do not tell students they are incorrect, instead tell them how to improve.
- Continue the drill until students perform it without trouble. This may take some time and tend to be tedious, so offer support and encouragement. It may be necessary to alter or vary the drill temporarily to conform to aid the learning process.
- Give recognition as often as possible to motivate students.