I was scheduled to teach a learn-to-knit class last evening. I approached this with a bit of fear. The last time I taught this class, the two students in it just didn’t “get it.” I could not explain things so they understood them. So, as I was walking into the store last night, I prayed that the class would be a success.
Once again I had two students in the class. At first it got off to a rocky start. I couldn’t find the key to unlock the cabinet with the class materials. Then I couldn’t find the notebook with the attendance sheet. But once that was sorted out, we got off to a good start.
The students were a mother/daughter duo. They caught on to what I was explaining and did a good job. I think the fact that they have each other to lean on will help them. The daughter is a college student who was looking for a hobby and the mother is a cross-stitcher who was looking for something easier on her eyes.
They left the class thanking me for teaching them and enthused about their new hobby. I left the class feeling like I wasn’t a failure.