Our first week was a simple introduction of me and I had all students fill out a survey. I think one of the things you must learn in Family History as a teacher is where everyone is, what the goals are, and a little about them (phishing out the fears!) We must be teachable in both directions! I had to learn form the beginning as I know we all do. Even 35 years later, I don't know all there is to know about Family History and still stumble when trying to find a record. It often times take a group effort.
One of the things I love to hear is when someone says they are related to someone, and another will pop up and say, "Hey so am I!" Been there and done that. Makes me Snoopy Dance!!
We are very blessed here in Provo (yes I have moved back to Utah) in that we have a wonderful Family History Center at BYU and also have a training center in Provo where classes are only $5. If you ever make a trip to Provo, I highly recommend coming and taking time for these all day classes. Well worth the time and money!!