Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Masters and Magic

I listened to a wonderful teacher yesterday.

You know how some people seem like natural teachers? And how some teachers make us feel that no matter how silly the question, no matter how often we need it repeated, they are sticking with us and will help us get there. This was better than that.

Cynthia from the store is a master teacher. Her way of phrasing the instructions is quiet and deliberate and clear. But there is so much more to her way of teaching.

Yesterday she had 3 clients with very different challenges and as the day progressed, she worked them through their problems. As I listened to her work with each client, I realized she not only begins as a clear and talented teacher, but that she changed the focus of what she was saying to address the specific areas of difficulty that each client faced. It was sublte and nuancd and a brilliant sort of masterful magic.

Yesterday I watched and heard a master teach. I wish I could capture it for you better, but I can't. If the opportunity to take a class with her comes up, take it. You wouldn't have to knit a stitch. You will learn just by listening.


Knitting Alchemist said...

You are so right. But you have that gift too.

Mrs. Spit said...

She's one of my favourite people, and I miss her now that she's at the other store. . .

Gail said...

Just so you know, I left a link to your blog at Lovebug Scrapbooking. Someone was asking about non-scrapbooking blogs we read. She's a knitter so I shared Needles and Things.