Why do you want to teach magic? Planning the course.
What are your qualifications to teach? How long is too long.
Who are your clientele – children, adults, or both? Simple and direct effects.
Researching the idea. Why not teach double lifts?
Gathering suitable material.
Lecture note handouts or instruction sheets?
CHAPTER 3: READY, SET . . . CHAPTER 4: GO!
Is the material within the limits of your students? Where to begin applying for the job.
Finalizing your bag of tricks list. Do I really need to audition?
Are you comfortable with the material to be taught? Contracting your services.
CHAPTER 5: TEACHING FUNDAMENTALS. CHAPTER 6: SCHOOL’S OPEN.
Writing a syllabus for the course. Use your first week outline.
Writing a first week course outline. Class is over, now what do I do?
Lesson outlines. Too much material, too little material.
How to teach a skill.
Presenting the lesson.
CHAPTER 7: AFTERTHOUGHTS. CHAPTER 8: MARKETING IDEAS.
Student evaluations. Bookmarks.
Your turn to evaluate your performance. Postcards.
Do I want to do this again? Announcements.
Revisions, rewriting, rehearsing. Newsletters.
Word of mouth.
CHAPTER 9: MISCELLANEOUS. APPENDICES.
Prices. Sample syllabus.
Props. Sample outline for the first night of class.
The classroom. Sample outline for the second night of class.
Greeting students. Sample outline for the third night of class.
Training aids. Sample outline for the fourth night of class.
Sample outline for the fifth night of class.
Sample outline for the sixth night of class.
My list of effects that I can teach.
Instructor evaluation form.
Sample lesson plan.
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