Hello my Glowforge friends,
I have a second chance at my dream job after being rejected a couple weeks ago. The position is managing a brand new college makerspace, which includes designing and implementing pedagogical content for the space. I don’t have experience in education, which was my downfall last time. The five minute presentation they allowed me was not enough time to get into my groove. I now have an opportunity to do a 45 minute workshop showing students in the space how to make nail polish covered wire flowers. This will almost certainly go over better than my OpenSCAD presentation I did previously, and is an opportunity for a “re-interview” by the hiring manager.
The point of all this is to ask those of you who do instruction in crafts, making, technology, etc. for some tips. What are the things that make you a good instructor/teacher. What are the pitfalls that I need to be wary of falling into?