這就是我在2018Leap 教學的心得而我更相信導師圑隊和學員的互動分享會讓2019的Leap 更加的不同凡響。
Bayeshan 是台美混血兒。他在18歲離開台灣，去猶他大學（University of Utah) 攻讀現代舞學位。Bayeshan 目前在西雅圖教授瑜珈，同時正在攻讀臨床心理諮詢的碩士學位。
I had a plan when I came to LEAP. Well, not a completely rigid step-by-step plan, but I spent time writing out what I would present in the “lecture” section of my workshop, and the yoga practice I would teach would build upon these themes and ideas. It had been a long time since I lived in Taiwan long-term, and even longer since I was a teenager in the Taiwanese public school systems, but I tried my best to guess what it was like to be a teenager and what would be appropriate workshop materials to teach. I had a plan, and fortunately, I had to toss it all aside when I got to LEAP.
You see, teaching is easy if students perfectly fit your preconceived notion of who they are, or if you choose to ignore their individual differences, interests, passions, temperament, or character.
Within half a day of LEAP, it was evident that embodiment and celebration of the students’ uniqueness personalities and meeting their unique needs at the moment was much more important than teaching my perfectly planned lesson that I spent days prepping.
My lecture was just me sharing something about myself, I think I talked about the challenges I’ve faced (and continue to face) as I learned about who I was and what “being unique” meant to me. I also don’t really remember what I taught exactly, other than it was so hot in the library (the air conditioner was still being installed) and everyone fell asleep during the final resting (savasana) of the yoga practice.
What I didn’t see happening, was that I would spend the rest of the evening after my workshop talking to students about their experiences in school and listening to their concerns, dilemmas, and dreams about their future. I never would’ve been able to plan these heartfelt connections with my perfectly crafted lesson plan, the same way that you can never plan on how you’re going to fall in love.
People matter more than agendas. Creation always involves a bit of uncertainty.
This is what I found to be at the heart of the LEAP workshop this year. I’m certain that this next summer at LEAP, the teachers and students together will create something entirely different from last year because of the commitment to share and celebrate individual uniqueness.