Although Rhee TKD Instructors have been training for many years and probably instructing for many years also, it is still beneficial to have a basic lesson plan for your classes. Lesson plans assist in ensuring that students are reminded of safety procedures, what behaviour is acceptable and class protocols, and is beneficial for new instructors in feeling comfortable that they will cover a wide range of appropriate techniques and skills applicable to their range of students.
Here is a sample lesson plan.
Instructors should be aware of certain policies that will help them to conduct their classes in a safe and healthy manner. Why do we have Policies? Policies help to clarify how instructors should act under certain conditions and because, as an organisation, we are subject to “Vicarious liability”.
Details of our risk management policy is available here in pdf format.
Under Victorian State law, instructors must have a valid Victorian “Working With Children Check” (WWCC – Department of Justice). Your Dojang should be a place in which children will feel safe from abuse and protected from anyone who may intend them harm or attempt to exploit them. As an Instructor you are a person of power and influence and others will be guided by your actions. Your responsibilities are:
All members of Rhee International Tae Kwon-Do (Victoria) have the right to training and other activities free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. Under federal, state and territory legislation, unlawful discrimination occurs when someone, or a group of people, is treated less favourably than another person or group because of their race, colour, national or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy or marital status, age, disability, religion, sexual preference, trade union activity, or some other characteristic specified under anti-discrimination or human rights legislation.
There is little doubt about the health dangers of smoking and RTKD recognises that Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) is also hazardous to the health of non-smokers who should be protected from exposure to tobacco smoke. All Dojangs are to be smoke-free zones and students are to be discouraged from smoking when participating in social or other activities associated with Tae Kwon-Do.
Instructors will always be seen as representatives of the Art of Tae Kwon Do and to be setting examples for students of all ages. Instructors who do smoke should make all efforts to quit and until successful limit their smoking to location where their habit will not impact upon others.
The bringing of or consumption of alcohol at a Dojang is forbidden. The use of alcohol for fundraising should never occur and the social events should actively limit the consumption of alcohol in a responsible manner by adults only. It is against the law in Victoria to provide alcohol to anyone under the age of 18 without their parent’s written permission, so instructors and adult members having a social event in their home should take extra care to ensure no underage drinking.
Persons who are visibly under the affects of alcohol should not be admitted to the Dojang or any social or other event being conducted by RTKD (Vic).