I missed one of my favorite events this past Saturday - our annual Instructor Appreciation Breakfast. It's when everyone piles into an okay room at Lindbrook, eats bagels, talks to one another, and gets appreciated for what they bring to our programs. It includes DCA, studio, visual, photography and art history instructors. It's also a cool time to see instructors get to know one another and get all business cardy and stuff.
"Oh, you're in 415? Right, I've seen you there on Tuesdays. I'm in 416." Talk of work and interests ensues.
Since I spent a brief albeit memorable time in the classroom as a teacher, I appreciate how much work it is to do it well. I'm so thankful for professionals who want to share their knowledge with others who want to learn, and who are constantly innovating new and effective ways to pass it on.