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Teaching and Learning

I very recently accepted a position as a children’s teacher at my studio. I’ve been teaching private one-on-one classes for the past few months to anyone interested in trying out pottery for one lesson, but this is totally different. A regularly scheduled class with the same students every week. And for my very first class I had EIGHT students! 8 children ages 8-13, sitting at pottery wheels with clay and water and no idea what to do with it. For perspective that is nearly twice the size that the class usually is. I was so nervous and excited for my first class that when the students arrived I barely even knew what to say to their parents. And as all these kids sat down and looked up at me to teach them and be in charge, I nearly panicked that I wouldn’t be able to handle it. But I started to show them what to do, if not a little shakily, and within 15 minutes everything was going smoothly! They did an AMAZING job. 100 …