Does your school have a unit plans?
I'd really like to hear from anyone who might be an actual instructor at their school.
I am a high school teacher and when it comes to the classes I teach I am, of course, well organized. I have the semester broken down into units and then those units are broken down into individual lesson plans that I have typed up on my work computer. All of this is directed by the state standards.
I have also studied martial arts for most of my life but I have never really seen this type of organization at the schools I have studied at. I just started training again and I was really impressed that at this school they do seem to have a well organized curriculum. We are starting a striking/ boxing unit. First we reviewed proper form for jabs, crosses and hooks. We drilled combinations and proper footwork. Then we moved to defending: blocking, slipping and counter-punching. What really shocked the **** out of me was went someone asked a question about feints, the instructor picked up his notes and was like, "Yeah we will be covering that next Monday night. Make sure you are here if you want to learn about it".
I really like this level of organization, although I can see how some might look at it as too "canned". I have had really awesome teachers in the past but I did feel like, for the most part, they were winging it, they did not have a long-term and short-term instruction plans.
Just interested in everyone's thoughts on this.