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Karen_Linsley
10-27-2009, 01:58 AM
Well, I've just finished teaching my second Super Monday class and I have to say that this one felt, for me, much more better than the last one. I felt better prepared, I had more students sign up (yay Facebook!), and we had a blast! I am very tired, however. I take that as a good sign that I gave it my all. My significant other said I butt dialed him several times over the course of the day and that he was very impressed by what he overheard!

After today I officially have two more merits to go to earn my Craftsman, and so I just signed up for teaching the Super Monday class in May. Don't know my topic yet, but I wanted to sign up before I forgot!

And I think that two of my students today will be signing up for PPA membership!

Preparing for this class meant that for a month or so leading up to the class I found myself specifically and consciously going through the steps needed, for example, to get a good exposure of a bride outdoors at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. I tend to do this kind of stuff automatically anymore, which means that it's hard to explain it, but reminding myself of the steps meant I was able to explain things today specifically to the students attending, that felt good.

I have found teaching to be as valuable to me as getting my certification was. It is forcing me to pay more attention, to not do things by rote, and to take note of the processes I use so that I can pass them on in a way that makes sense to others.

I don't really have a point to all of this, just wanted to voice my experiences.

Now, if I can just think of a topic for the May class!

carrbowl
10-27-2009, 03:02 AM
Karen, I went to my first Super Monday class and it was awesome. I learned soooo much. I know it probably wasn't so great for the teacher, but I was glad there was only a few of us there. It let us ask alot of questions and go in more and different directions.The instructor shared alot of "his stuff" with us which I really really appreciate. I have been to three other workshops, besides the SMS workshop this was by the best one. SMS and this one are definitely on the top of the list. I appreciate all you did Don!!!

DianeDavis
10-27-2009, 03:27 AM
Congrats Karen. I'm sure you were an awesome teacher. Listening to you makes me want to seriously think about doing a Super Monday.

Betsy_Finn
10-27-2009, 01:56 PM
Yay Karen. !!!!!!! :D :)

My Super Monday went well too. Even had some additional students register onsite :)

Karen_Linsley
10-27-2009, 06:17 PM
I had four students in my class, which was a perfect number for me! I was able to give each one of them personal attention, which I loved. And Betsy, I originally had only one signed up through the PPA web site. The other four came because I did my own marketing on this. Ironically, the one who had prepaid didn't show!

Diane, I felt very good about this Super Monday. My first one? Well, let's just say I was a bit rough around the edges. Still a bit rough. Just this morning I thought about something I should have done yesterday. Oh well, I'll do it next time. But I learned just as much as they did, just in different areas.

What has really become quite obvious to me is that our services as teachers are needed. There are so many new people out there who have no clue. I don't mean this in a bad way, just that folks have not been properly educated, and that is now our job!