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10 Laws of Design Education (or, Design Educator Etiquette)(or, rules I like to live by)

1. Embrace new technology even if it feels uncomfortable, frightening, and/or stupefying.

2. Teach what you want to learn, not just what you already know.

3. Never play it safe. Experiment and plead forgiveness later. Revise as needed.

4. Fail often. Embrace failure as much as success.

5. Listen. Listen. Listen. Think. Then comment.

6. Never take anything personally.

7. Watch movies. See plays. Listen to music. Read. Look at art. Meet that friend/colleague for lunch. (don’t check your iPhone while they’re speaking) Be awake. Be aware. Be present.

8. See #5.

9. Measure yourself by your worst students, not by your best. ( thanks, T. Russell.)

10. Admittance of ignorance is honest. Pretending is more difficult.

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August 13, 2008 at 2:56 am 1 comment


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