Does anyone have teaching-related resolutions for the new year? I think I have two.
1. Make my students talk more.
2. Try to remember what it was like to be student.
I'm well on my way to fulfilling the second resolution since I began classical guitar lessons last month. Learning new things later in life is difficult enough. I've always thought I've had decent manual dexterity. But playing guitar makes me feel like I have the fine motor skills of the 1931James Whale Frankenstein. There's nothing like a grown man clumsily fingering his way through Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to bring a little humility.