You may have students doing the practicum with you but primarily we must be able to see you clearly as the teacher. This includes hands, feet, and head at all times, as it is your demonstration and cueing of the postures that are most important to the evaluating teacher marking your practicum. If you do choose to teach your class to students, consider having them outside the frame of the camera or, if they are inside it, please make sure their bodies are not blocking yours.
The majority of practicums we receive for marking simply include the teacher and their own mat. Consider that this may be the first full class you have ever taught, and/or the first class you have taught online. Those elements may be enough to manage for your practicum without the addition of being aware of other students in your space. We do understand however that recording your practicum can be worrisome and may not feel natural at first, so perhaps the support of friends or loved ones taking the class with you would put you at ease.
Make the choice that works best for you and remember that this practicum is about you and your teaching. Keep it simple, take a deep breath and we are here to support you. Let us know if you have further questions and feel free to send them to Contact Student Support
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