Teaching Course - Module 1 - St Mary the Virgin, Amersham, Bucks
About this course:
Suitable for those who already teach bell handling and want to update their skills AND for those who have never taught anyone to handle a bell, Module 1 provides you with the skills and techniques necessary to take a ringer from their first lesson to having competent bell control.
You will learn through a mixture of practical and classroom sessions:
- How to teach a skill
- How to break down bell handling into easy stages that the new ringer can master
- About different learning types and how to adapt your teaching for them
- The benefits of intensive teaching
The practical sessions will give you plenty of time to practise your new skills in a safe environment. Working in pairs you will also have opportunity to hone your observation skills and get feedback on your feedback.
A sandwich lunch will be available for £5, delegates can indicate if they would like this at the time of booking (or make their own arrangements).
|Event Start||Sat 03-Jun-2023 09:00|
|Event End||Sat 03-Jun-2023 17:00|
|Registration Closes(Cut-off)||Sun 28-May-2023|
|Event Fee||£25 per attendee + donations for teas and coffees.|
|Event Prerequisites||You must be a bell-ringing teacher (or would-be teacher) aged 14 or over. You must have sufficiently good bell control to be able to inspire confidence in others and an ability to comfortably raise and lower a bell.|
|Location||St Mary the Virgin, Amersham, Bucks|
Clare learned to ring, aged 12, in the 1970s at Harborne in Birmingham and has rung there ever since. From a young age she began helping with teaching there, but it wasn’t until much later, when she became Tower Captain at Harborne, that she really developed her teaching skills.
A varied career began with 15 years making stained glass windows, followed by 19 years as a front-line paramedic with West Midlands Ambulance Service. Clare has just started a new venture, becoming a freelance First Aid Instructor.
In 2013 Clare came up with the crazy idea of a bell ringing school to centralise training in Birmingham and spread the load and responsibility of teaching, thereby supporting towers without teachers and distributing new ringers to towers within the St Martin’s Guild. Having presented the idea, she was surprised, but extremely grateful, that it was immediately supported by key figures in the Guild and thus the Birmingham School of Bell Ringing was born.
Involvement with ART came about in 2012, when one of the ringers at Harborne asked Clare to mentor her through Module 1 of the teaching course. Having attended the course and mentored several teachers Care became an ART Assessor and subsequently, in 2017, a Tutor for ART.