Observing – Eric Hess

Recently I have been shadowing Michelle Pennington in her Beginning Glass Course. Its interesting to observe the structure of the class and how Michelle follows her syllabus each week. But, in the end, the best part is watching the students learn and to see how excited they get when they learn a new skill. Sometimes I am able to do a demonstration for them and they really appreciate what you are teaching them. What I have learned is that the process of teaching is way more than the books or syllabus. It is how we interact with the students and listen to them so we can help them through the process of learning. It is always an honor to be able to pass along what you have learned to a new generation.



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One comment

  1. Billi

    Well stated, Eric. 🙂


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