As teachers, we are charged with a wonderful but daunting task: to formulate a path, tailored for each student, to reach their goals. The reason it’s daunting is because most students will demonstrate a sincere desire to do one thing, but then develop habits and patterns of thinking that are in direct opposition to the very thing they want most. I say this as an instructor of several subjects and a student of many more. We all do this, in some way or another. It’s the human condition. The key is not letting the condition outweigh your humanity and the bond of respect, vulnerability, and shared work that is crucial to this undertaking. This code is taken from the last twenty or so years of private studio practice. Tomorrow: Ye Olde Instructor’s Code of Conducte. 🙂

 

 

Code of Conduct (download)