You often hear me talk about the importance of making classrooms interactive by engaging students through discussion, activities, projects and experiments. Anything we can do to bring the lesson to life is going to aid in the students understanding and retention.
You can find new activities and project ideas by watching what is happening in the salon. What are the professionals trying out? Are there any new and interesting techniques or procedures?
These probably won’t be procedures that are offered in your student salon but can bring some fun into learning.
For example, have you seen the techniques up on YouTube?
My first reaction was “Oh no way! What a mess!!” But then I thought, how fun that would be to try. It would be a great activity to do with students on a slow afternoon. Just be sure to invest in several painters drop cloths from your local hardware store first!