I’m putting together my summer class proposals for the local community college where I teach. I feel so fortunate, so blessed, so valued when I’m invited to teach. This is what I LOVE!
Speaking of teaching… This week I had a bit of a disappointing educational experience. In this case, I was the student. (Never stop learning!)
It was the kind of experience that made me think the focus of the lesson was on “don’t make a mistake” rather than “try and see what happens”. Once I put my emotions aside, I looked back on the situation and I realized all over again the importance of things like:
- The value of patience
- The power of encouragement
- The importance of making learning FUN
I believe Albert Einstein said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
That’s my goal: to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. And I hope I don’t forget the elements of patience, encouragement and fun. They matter oh, so very much!
So, my thought for today is: don’t be afraid to try something new. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Try. Learn. Repeat. That’s how we succeed, right?
Have you tried something new today?