Saturday, May 13, 2017

An Interesting Question

As you may know, I have a number of YouTube videos showing quilting and weaving techniques.   ((YouTube channel link.))

Puzzling the Past
Today I received a very nice comment that had an interesting question with it.  The question stated, "Were you a teacher?"
I thought about how to answer that one.  My thought was the question asked "Did you teach school?" The answer to that is straightforward - No, I did not.  But the question asked "Were you a teacher?" In my professional career with Public Health, I did indeed teach.  One of the classes I taught was a certification class on handling money.  I never had a student fail, although a few had me concerned by taking a very long time to finish the final test.
Another time we upgraded a computer program from an antiquated DOS based system to a more modern Windows application.  During development, I worked with the programmers to assure that the application was user friendly and productive. Once the program was ready to be released everyone that would use it had to be trained.  Did I teach? Yes I did.  Several of the committee I was on were scheduled to spend time at the State Training Center teaching this class.

I have also taught various people techniques and methods for various arts and crafts. I taught Sunday School starting when I was 15.  I have loved teaching for years.  In college, I took classes in education with the intention of perhaps becoming a school teacher.  However, I chose a different path.

So the picture above, "Puzzling the Past," is very appropriate as the image for this post.  One simple question, true.  But it required one rather complex answer. And now, I say this: I am a teacher.

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A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Gene, you definitely ARE a teacher - and a VERY good one! You not only understand what you are doing - you can explain it to others. I have learned a lot reading your blog and watching your videos - thank you - ;))

Debbie said...

A simple question that can be heard various ways. You covered it well, and answered exactly right!

Rhonda said...

Yes, I think you are a teacher and a very good one. Your videos prove your patient explanations & techniques and your willingness yo share and help others!!!

Marlene said...

Like you I've never been a school teacher but I have taught many times.

Love the picture.

Jeanna said...

No doubt you are a teacher and I've learned a trick or two from you. I love the puzzled past piece, the colors are pretty.