Table of Contents
1) First Day
Why is the first day of class so important?
Why is listening essential to teaching?
How can autobiographies be so important?
What makes a good critique?
Can you teach creativity?
Why should caring matter to students?
Why are questions more important than answers?
How can doubt be beneficial?
What is the value of making it personal?
How can failure be truly meaningful?
How can competition be so unhealthy?
Why are some assignments so effective?
How can reading enhance teaching?
What are simple ways to build community in the classroom?
Why teach pottery?
What is quality?
Why is everything an artist makes a metaphor?
Why is timing everything?
If advice can be so valuable, why do we often not ask for it?
What can we do to fix education?
What’s the difference between information, knowledge, and wisdom?
Why is art the most important subject being taught in school?
Where does motivation come from?
Why is learning both exciting and uncomfortable?
How can drawing change how we think?
How does sincere humility manifest itself in the classroom?
Can you teach curiosity?
Why does being vulnerable matter in the classroom?
Why is collegiality so difficult in academia?
Why are boundaries so important?
How does pottery challenge the hierarchy of our senses?
32) Round Robin
Why is it important to hear from every student?
33) Social Media
How is social media used?
How does art relate to emotional intelligence?
What can fire teach the potter about life?
What role does ego play in teaching art?
How do grades influence learning?
38) Social Justice
How do we change inequities in academia?
39) Joys and Sorrows
Why are both important to acknowledge?
40) Last Day
Why are final thoughts important?