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The Art of Teaching

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!

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.  Albert Einstein
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?
Creatively yours,

Monica

Looking Forward

2015 hasn’t quite lived up to my expectations. Thankfully, it’s only February and there’s time for this year to perk up.

Please, 2015: perk up!

I’m always hopeful, so here are some things I’m looking forward to…

Beaded Kumihimo Memory Wrap Bracelet

How many edits are required to satisfy a persnickety tutorial-writer? I don’t know. I’ll let you know when I’m done.

 

Yes, I edited the Memory Wire Beaded Kumihimo tutorial. Again. Apparently, it takes six hands to photograph this while executing the technique. Sadly, I don’t have six hands. I’ve had to improvise. Repeatedly. It’s working. Sort of.

I’m not a giver-upper.

Beaded kumihimo memory wire bracelet by Monica K Campbell, EdM.

 

I’m also looking forward to teaching Beaded Kumihimo at Parkland Community College this summer.

This will be our in-class project when I teach Beaded Kumihimo this summer.

This will be our in-class project when I teach Beaded Kumihimo this summer.

 

More Beaded Kumihimo

More Beaded Kumihimo

 

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Dearest 2015, get your act together now. Please.

 

Creatively yours,

Monica