After teaching arts and crafts for nearly 20 years, there is one thing I am certain of – the most important learning comes when I stop teaching.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying teachers are unnecessary. It is vital to have someone show us the basic skills, for, without them, we can’t do much of anything.
There comes a point, however, when the teacher should step back and see what the students can discover for themselves.
That is where the most important learning happens.