What could I possibly teach? Who would be interested in learning something from me?

The SCA is an educational organization. Every time we share information about the Middle Ages,
we are teaching. All of us are teachers; some just don’t realize it!

If you teach it, they will come!

The purpose of this class is to share with you some suggestions that will hopefully help you to feel
more comfortable sharing what you know. We will focus on teaching a class within the SCA,
although much can be transferred to other teaching situations, such as demos, workshops, even
writing a how-to article for your local newsletter. I welcome your questions and suggestions, and I
encourage you to share your experiences.

Good classes don’t just “happen” ; but bad ones do!

Contrary to what many people think, you do not need to be an expert to teach a class. Thorough
preparation is much more important than an all-encompassing knowledge of the subject. Even if
you know everything there is to know about a topic, if you don’t adequately prepare for your class,
you will not successfully convey to your students what you know.

“Getting ready is the secret of success.”
— Henry Ford

Please feel free to contact me for further information or to share your teaching experiences:

Mistress Alicia Langland


To download a PDF of the complete document Teaching in the SCA by Mistress Alicia Langland, click the graphic to the left.




Mar 2, 2022 @ 1:56 pm