„Kids teach kids” should be the biggest part of the whole workshop process.
“Kids teach kids” philosophy is a learning model rooted in a foundation of compassion and trust and strives to nurture the Brave Kids' confidence in their own abilities, not only as artists, but as leaders in their communities.
The songs, dances, and other elements that children present become the raw material to teach and learn from one another (along with other spontaneous material that develops organically, as children socialize and play during breaks and unstructured free time).
It’s the part of workshops where participants share their skills: they teach their dances, songs, circus skills, they show their exercises, propose theatrical scenes etc. It’s their workshop. As artistic instructors we are here only to help and facilitate.
In this model the role of an Artistic Instructor is mainly to support, to follow the kids and help them when they get lost — but even then, we want them first to ask for help. To make it all possible, the Artistic Instructor has to support kids with pedagogical skills and show the communication model used in the work process. This happens during the “sharing the work tools” part of workshop.
To feel comfortable with teaching and learning process, while facing new challenges, kids need safe and friendly environment, without constant evaluation. To create it and keep it at the right level is also a role of Artistic Instructor.