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Brandee Laird [Creating a cohesive experience]
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 It's not necessary to generate a fleshed-out list of goals like the one above for every class. But it is necessary to hold yourself to a standard of purpose and relevance. The key is to begin with the end in mind---when your students leave your class, what do you want them to know or be capable of? What do you want them to feel? What experiences do you hope they will have had? It's not necessary to generate a fleshed-out list of goals like the one above for every class. But it is necessary to hold yourself to a standard of purpose and relevance. The key is to begin with the end in mind---when your students leave your class, what do you want them to know or be capable of? What do you want them to feel? What experiences do you hope they will have had?
  
-There are usually two aspects to creating a cohesive experience (a physical and a mental). In the list above, the physical goal was to build split-foot power, and the mental goal was to develop confidence. In classes at PKV, the physical goals can be wide-ranging,​ but the mental goals usually fall under one of our [[five F's]] (fear, fun, flow, focus, and failure). Once you understand what your overall purpose is, building the class becomes a simple recursive process:+There are usually two aspects to creating a cohesive experience (a physical and a mental). In the list above, the physical goal was to build split-foot power, and the mental goal was to develop confidence. In classes at PKV, the physical goals can be wide-ranging,​ but the mental goals usually fall under one of our [[The Five F's]] (fear, fun, flow, focus, and failure). Once you understand what your overall purpose is, building the class becomes a simple recursive process:
  
   * Brainstorm a few ideas (for drills, progressions,​ activities, or cues)   * Brainstorm a few ideas (for drills, progressions,​ activities, or cues)