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Having A Successful Scrapbooking Class

When teaching a scrapbooking class, you may think that it is a fairly simple operation. You rent the space, bring your supplies, get people to come, and off we go. However, it may not be that simple.

Whenever you’re dealing with people, you can always expect the unexpected. The human dynamic always comes into play when dealing with a room full of people. Even though we’re dealing with the teacher/student relationship, you can’t always count on an attentive, focused class. With that being said, there are a few tried and tested things you need to keep in mind to be successful scrapbooking instructor.

First and foremost, be prepared. Review your class materials the night before so they are fresh in your mind. Have a checklist of everything that you need to take along to a class. Show up early and have the room set up before people arrive. Students feel most comfortable with order, so this will give you a leg up.

Be enthusiastic. Even if you are feeling sluggish or having a bad day, you need to always be enthusiastic and smiling during your classes. Let your students catch your excitement about scrapbooking and your job will be easier.

Be personable. Try to make eye contact and/or talk to each and every person in your class. Keep an eye out for anyone that may need extra attention and be willing to offer help to them if needed.

Always thank everyone for coming to class. Remember, people have many work, family, and entertainment demands on their time – they don’t have to come to your class. Have evaluations forms that can be filledout and use them to improve any future classes.

Take some of the money you earned and send out personal, hand written Thank You cards to all the students who attended your event.  Since you’ll probably be hosting other classes, they’ll remember your personal touch and are more likely to come back for more classes.

If you remember these tips, you can always be assured of having full attendance for all of your scrapbooking classes.

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