Wednesday, August 01, 2012

What level are you at?

It seems there's always one student in a class that monopolizes the teacher's time. It drives the other students crazy and to be honest, it's hard on the teacher.

This is why it's important to do a self assessment of your skill level and to pay careful attention to the prerequisites listed.

To help you with your assessment, below are four statements. Which one do you fit into?

BEGINNER
I'm just starting to learn this and I don't really understand it.

ADVANCED BEGINNER
I'm starting to get it, but I still need someone to coach me through.

INTERMEDIATE
I can mostly do it by myself, but I sometimes mess up or get stuck.

ADVANCED
I understand it well, and I could thoroughly teach it to someone else.

See a beautiful right angle weave necklace class listed as intermediate? Never done any RAW? Don't take the class. You're doing a disservice to yourself, your fellow classmates and the teacher.

Teachers want their students to have a successful learning experience and students need to take responsibility for proper self assessment.

This has been a hot topic among my beady friends as we are starting to submit class proposals for Bead&Button 2013. Special thanks to Sylvia Lansdowne for sharing the levels.


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1 comment:

Islandgirl said...

Gotta agree there is no-one more annoying in a class than a rank beginner in an intermediate or advanced class....