Husband and I have returned home from the Association for Play Therapy International Conference in Minneapolis, heavy laden with books, therapeutic activities and games, puppets, sand tray miniatures, and Mindfulness card decks for ourselves and our daughter. I got a great devil puppet, and Husband insisted that I needed a pelican puppet, even though he couldn’t articulate why he thought that. I also got a wonderful toy farm, since I was unhappy with my current playroom farm.
Although the first presenter we heard was somewhat disappointing, the presenters on the following days were quite wonderful. They really great teachers, which means, to me, that they did more than just present the material. They incorporated personal experience, humor, and theory, and communicated it in a manner that was forthright and understandable.
Good teachers are as rare as hens’ teeth and as precious as rubies. I have been blessed with really good teachers in my life.
What do you think makes for a good teacher? Who have been your best teachers? What are you good at teaching?