Education Encore

Education Encore started last Friday and I am teaching Torch Fired Enameling. I have 20 students, most of whom are repeat students. I send out a heartfelt thank you to my students who keep supporting me. You have become like family to me.

Spring 2019 Torch Fired Enameling

Most of us are recovering from Hurricane Michael in one way or another. I think taking a class is therapeutic, as it gives us something else to focus on.

I read an article in the New York Times by David Brooks, entitled: “Students Learn from People They Love,” and he lists the emotions involved in mastering a hard subject, which I think Enameling is. I quote to my students what is said about enameling:” It takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master.”

Here are the emotions:

  1. Curiosity
  2. Excitement
  3. Frustration
  4. Confusion
  5. Dread
  6. Delight
  7. Worry
  8. And he says hopefully Perseverance and joy

And I think I saw all these emotions displayed on Friday. I know that I experience these when I am learning a new technique in Enameling or anything else that is hard to master.

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