PLANNING YOUR CLASS
GETTING STARTED ON CLASS PLANNING
Planning is the first and most important phase of creating your class on True Warrior. Classes that are well thought out result in the best student experience, which means better class reviews, more engagement, and more students. In addition, putting in the effort to plan your class carefully will make the production phase much easier since you’ll be fully prepared to record.
In this section, we’ll cover the three steps for planning your class from idea to checklist.
IDENTIFYING YOUR TARGET STUDENT
It's tempting to want your class to be for everyone. But if your class is for “everyone”, it actually means that it’s tailored to no one in particular. For example, a course for beginners would have to include a lot of introductory material that just wouldn’t be applicable to people with experience. There will be a lot of information in your class that will only apply to a small number of students. Students don't want to waste time on information that is irrelevant to them. Having too broad of a focus will also make your class creation more difficult.
It's often easier to narrow things down by first identifying who your class is NOT for. What problem do you want your class to solve? Think about the pain points or needs people have on a day-to-day basis. What do your students want to know after taking your class? Ask yourself: why should my class exist?
CHOOSING YOUR CLASS TOPIC
On True Warrior, you can teach any topic you’re passionate about in the fields of health, wellness, and personal development. Our classes encompass a wide range of categories, and our students are always eager to learn from new teachers who bring a unique style and perspective - that’s you! To ensure students are excited to watch and participate in your class, it’s important to choose a specific topic that you’re confident teaching.
Here are the two best practices to keep in mind when deciding what to teach:
- Get specific
It's best to keep your class focused on a specific subject that you know well and are confident sharing. Don’t try to cover too much. Keeping your class focused on a specific topic or technique will also help to set it apart from other classes in your category.
- Think about the key learning objectives you want students to get out of your class
Once you've decided on your class topic, write out your Class Description. Your class description should give students a quick understanding of what your class will cover. Feel free to come back and polish it once you've recorded your audio class and are ready to publish.
DRAFTING YOUR CLASS OUTLINE
Recording a class for True Warrior is quick and easy when you prepare ahead of time by drafting a class outline. Outlining your class is one of the best ways to ensure your audio recordings are well-organized and engaging.
Use this outline template to map out your audio course. The most popular classes on True Warrior include 2-4 hours of total audio content, broken down into a series of 20-40 minute lessons.
While constructing your outline, you'll need to think about the audio format you’ll use for each lesson. Here are some audio formats to consider (many teachers use a combination):
- Solo Recording
Next, sketch out your main talking points for each audio lesson. Some teachers prefer to write out a full script, while others are comfortable with detailed bullet points. Whichever method you choose, follow these best practices to ensure your audio tracks are organized and engaging:
- Set the right expectations. In the first audio track of your class, start with a quick 10-20 second overview of what your class will cover so that students know what to expect. Establish credibility by giving students a taste of your style and what they will learn in the class. Share examples of your work or stories from your experience.
- Keep it simple and direct. Stick to one major concept per lesson so that students aren’t overwhelmed with too much information, and reinforce key points by repeating them throughout your lessons.
- Be relatable. Students prefer teachers who appear natural and conversational. Reference examples and anecdotes wherever possible to avoid dry content and keep students engaged. For example, tell students how you got into your
Once you’ve drafted your outline, feel free to email it to our Teacher Support team at email@example.com.
CLASS PLANNING CHECKLIST