There Will Always Be Another Hoop, Until…

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Teaching artistry began with mentoring, studying for a long period of one’s life under a master. Then, with their blessing, going out and sharing that wealth of knowledge to another.

It was personalized. It was rare.

That is not the case now. There are a multitude of ways to learn from masters from in-person to online. The blessing has now been shortened and depersonalized into certification, which makes them easier to get, often not even from the technique’s source.

The machine is demanding we work faster. People are expected to get their masters while holding down a full-time job and living a life. How much can we learn from that degree in such a time-scarcity way? It is devaluing it before it is even earned. During my master’s work, fellow artists were already contemplating a PhD because they knew half way through their current program they were not competitive with only an MFA.

The demand is great. The products are lessening. There is a huge inflation in education that is devaluing past degrees and certifications almost faster than we can get them.

We are not assembly line workers attaining, assessing, and then passing down the line the information of our elders. There is no honor in that. There is no respect in that. There is no creative ownership in that. It is purely functional.

The industrial revolution has taken its toll on how we, as artists, learn and teach.

The answer, as we can plainly see, is not to be faster, to be more certified, or to attain the highest degree. We are experiencing the law of diminishing returns.

And only teaching artists can stop it.

First, we must stop competing with each other. We are in this together. The less we compare, the more resources we share.

The only way to do that is to truly own what makes us unique as artists and educators. We must dig deep and ask ourselves: Why am I drawn to this art form? Why do I desire to teach? How has my life path molded how I interpret my art form? How have teachers in my life left impressions on me that I now consciously create and teach from?

The why’s and how’s must loom larger than the what’s, who’s, and when’s: What degrees/certifications do you have? In what? With whom? When?

We must be daring enough to teach beyond the skill. The skill is a means to an end, but what end needs to be consciously designed by you, the teaching artist.

Yes, we defend the arts in education by talking about these ends: communication, empathy, body awareness, critical thinking, collaboration… But are you aiming for those? Are they your horizon? Or are they wonderful bi-products?

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You can see what you’re aiming for when you look at how you talk about your work:
Look at your workshop titles. Look at your resume. Look at your class descriptions.

How much is focused on someone else’s skill?

How much highlights you, why you and only you can teach this workshop or course?

That gap must be closed.

Even students of great masters, who solely learn under one teacher for decades, still find ways to make it their own. They must in order to both honor and evolve the technique, the art form.

Knowledge and art are living creatures and the current industrialized model of a teaching artist is not helping knowledge and art thrive, only survive.

We can change that. We must.

And it starts with owning your why’s and then putting them front and center…

Because the revolution is YOU.

**If you’re curious about how to do this, I’m here to help. I coach teaching artists to help them create unique workshops only they can teach. My last class this year starts May 15.**

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The logo on the left upper thigh should be small and normal sized&#44 whereas the logo on the new pair is huge and weird looking. The tags on the bag are different colors/fonts/design. All three of my other pants have the same BLACK tag and same font. The tag on this one is white and has a completely different font. And finally&#44 the biggest reason why I believe these are knockoffs is the waistband and strings. The strings and waistband on my 3 original pants are thick&#44 squishy strings&#44 and a comfortable padded waistband. The waistband on this pair is not padded at all&#44 and the strings are thin and plastic-feeling.The only reason why these deserve a single star is because they still fit well&#44 even though they feel terrible on the skin. Otherwise&#44 these deserve a 0 rating. Now if I got a knockoff&#44 then I understand and obviously these would be of lower quality than real ones. But if these are real&#44 then I am extremely disappointed in Adidas for the immense downgrade they made with these pants. I am planning to contact amazon for either a replacement or refund. I want the real ones.~3|Stirling Gardner^Love the pants&#44 but I am 6’2″ and these pants only have a 32″ inseam. All Adidas sweats do. It sucks. Do not buy if you need longer than 32″ inseams.~3|Amazon Customer^Being a lifetime footballer&#44 I have about 12 pairs of the plain black Adidas “core” pants&#44 and this version is the tightest/least comfortable fit. Seems like it’s a runners cut&#44 with a more restrictive fabric (not enough stretch). In fact the original versions had stretch panels in back of the calves. I hope Adidas goes back to the more comfortable fabric soon.~4|rdpoint^I liked the product but it fits small&#44 at 6′-5″ it was just too short for me&#44 and also they’re a little on the shinny side. Hopefully this would wear off after a few washed but I returned the pants because the XLs were about 1-2″ too short for me. Waist was fine though&#44 I wear a 34 and this fit comfortably.~3|elgreco^I will have to lose some weight to appreciate these pants. The fabric seems comfortable and streches nicely. I am too big for these pants though…as they appear to be designed for very slender men with slender legs. Anyone overweight or looking for looser fitting pants should look elsewhere (I opted for Puma). I am not denegrating these pants&#44 though. I look forward to wearing them when it is a more appropriate fit.~4|Richard L. Crothers^These are honestly a great set of training pants&#44 well constructed and comfortable – however&#44 the rise of the waste band is really high. I feel that in order for them to fit comfortably in the crotch&#44 I have to pull the waste band almost up to my chest. If I wear the waste band at my natural waste&#44 I feel like the crotch is almost down around my knees… picture MC Hammer doing the “Hammer Dance” – “Can’t touch this!” Another reviewer said that if you had a body like the guy modeling these pants the fit would be perfect… he hit the nail on the head! Unfortunately&#44 that is not my body shape. So&#44 I pull them up to my chest and wear a t-shirt over them. These pants are well constructed with two side zippered pockets. There are zippers on each leg. These are not “form fitting” per se&#44 but they are also not loose and baggy. Aside from the rise of the waste band&#44 I think these are a great pair of training pants. If your body shape leans towards the lanky&#44 or you have a long torso&#44 I think these might be perfect for you. If you are of average build&#44 or have a short torso&#44 be aware that you will be wearing these up around your chest.~4|Rick L.^I love these pants&#44 however you should buy a size larger than what you usually buy. I’m 6’2 and wear a size 34-36 pants in jeans&#44 and in athletic wear I wear a M&#44 however with these pants I bought a Large and they fit great. They look great and are comfy as well.~5|Addie B.^These pants are nice&#44 comfortable&#44 and nice for either bumming around on the couch or up and active outside. I got these adidas pants for my 12 year old daughter who is 5’6″ (I know too tall for a 12 year old) and don’t seem long on her. Although&#44 the waist is small so if you have a big waist I would recommend 1 more size up. I think these are nice and would most likely get them again!~5|Jeremy C-G^I’m pretty slim–5’9”&#44 165 lbs–and I ordered a medium. Fit around the waste was fine&#44 and so was the length&#44 but the calves were ridiculously tight. I do have larger calves than the average guy&#44 but these pants are so narrow in the calves that just jogging in the them around the house proved difficult. The material around the calves doesn’t give enough&#44 and running sort of pulls down on the pants as a result. It’s a strange fit. I gave them to a friend who has chicken legs. He likes them.~4|Porkchop^These pants were labeled and tagged as Large but were wildly too small. Like they must have been a youth large and they were tagged incorrectly. Nothing runs this small. Smaller than a man’s small. Would not even fit over my legs! Beyond this&#44 typical inexpensive material and construction&#44 not worth it even if they were the right size~3|

  • J. Strauss^DO NOT BUY THIS. The product is not as shown; it comes directly from China it is a small cloudy iron-on&#44 not licensed apparel. They basically printed an iron-on on a printer that’s why it’s priced low; not expensive enough to bother with return hassle&#44 but product is a JOKE.~3|Amazon Customer^Great hoodie but tight on my arms~4|Amazon Customer^At first it for perfectly&#44 after one wash it shrunk & the design faded..~3|Amazon Customer^The picture was to small. It was also to big did not fit well. Would not buy again~3|inez taggart^It’s fits perfectly~5|

  • Jacob^Buy bigger then you think because this XL is tiny. Buy way bigger because this is Ridiculous~4|

  • Sonia Porter^My hubby is loving his new collection of super hero t-shirts. So this is one of many that hes purchased and the colors are bright and the charcters or super hero’s are visible made of cotton. The size was just right and so was the fit. This was a regular purchase for me aand my opinion was my own~5|Joey S^This shirt fits great and it looks good as well. It’s a shame a lot of Justice League shirts don’t have Martian Manhunter on them because he’s my favorite and deserves to be included&#44 but this one had him and I had to buy it! Love it!~5|BoNe1^Great shirt~5|steven st.germain^i just love this t-shirt it fit just right and it looks nice it is even better then i thought it would be so a very big thank you to the seller of this product.~5|The Notorious Tran^The image looks good. For a Large&#44 the shirt length is a bit longer than I expected.~4|janxcdlily^My son loved his present! The shirt arrived in a timely manner and is as shown. Awesome shirt.~5|Peggy^We had to order one size larger for it fit correctly.~4|Amazon Customer^Love the classic characters and the shirts fits well…comfortable fit :)~5|Malidee^My son says he “stands out in the crowd” when he wears this T-shirt.~5|P.M.^This shirt looks as awesome in person as it did when I saw in on Amazon… great colors and just a great t-shirt all around….~5|

  • Angela^Fell that this shirt ran very small. I would recommend ordering at least 1 size bigger Hahn you would normally order.~3|SMack^fit perfectly. My daughter loves it!~4|

  • Amazon Customer^This should be standard issue if you are bringing a second or third or fourth child into the family. Enough said. If your kid doesn’t have one of these you are a terrible parent&#44 ha ha. Bought this for my nephew&#44 and he was thrilled.~5|Live Aloha^After one wash the design is falling off.. the thin lines of the white image is just hanging off in places and the letters have bubbles under them&#44 likely also soon to just fall off. Poor quality.~3|KatiePerryNY^My son chose this shirt to wear to the hospital to meet his baby sister for the first time. Great product for the price.~5|Rasta1^Very cute shirt! Bought for my son to announce our new edition. Ty~5|Toni Wilson^Super cute&#44 but needed to buy one size up.~4|Nicole^Fits true to size. Washes up well. Quality good.~5|JPee3^Love these shirts! Great quality&#44 and a great fit. I ordered a 3t for my 2 year old and a 4t for my 3 year old&#44 which is how I normally size their clothes. They are big boys.~5|Tina S^My 2-1/2 year old son is going to become a big brother in January&#44 he LOVES the monster truck on this shirt. Very cute!~5|cheryl^By the end of the very first day he wore this shirt&#44 the letters were cracking and breaking apart.~3|Amazon Customer^We just got this shirt in the mail today. 2 days EARLIER than the expected date 😀 the shirt seems to be great quality thus far&#44 I have not washed it yet. So far very impressed~5|

  • Edd Anderson^Nice cap for money. And while from China&#44 none of issues that I usual have with garments from China. No odor&#44 dangling strings or other things that could ignite my ire.No its well made&#44 fits &#44 after a bit of twisting and tweaking fits me&#44 delivered in a sealed bag product was clean and new as it should be.Please take note that I do take in consideration the price point when I review. To be precise I am comparing this with similar priced items.~4|Christopher Tran^Functional hat&#44 but cap is a bit small. I have a smaller head&#44 and the base of the hat doesn’t go down to touch the back ear. At most you have a millimeter of space above the highest point of your ear.~4|book collector^I had originally bought this for my son&#44 but it fits me perfectly so I’m keeping it. I love that is sits a bit higher over the ears than a traditional ball cap. Very comfortable. Great neutral color. Wonderful for ponytail days.~5|Katrina Wedding^This is a great little hat. I am female&#44 with an average sized head&#44 and the adjustable Velcro straps work well to customize the fit. I chose the cactus color&#44 which is paler in person than in the picture&#44 but I still like it. A light olive green. My favorite thing about the hat is that it doesn’t stand too high on my head like a trucker hat or some styles of baseball cap. It has a cute&#44 snug fit&#44 and it is a pretty color. Just right.~5|Chica^Does not fit a standard size women’s head. Way too big.~4|Karen^Great hat&#44 good construction&#44 fits well&#44 and looks good. Quick service and adequate packaging. All around good!~5|MomMom^Great cap for the price. Fit my husband perfectly. He will order more in different colors.~5|katrina^I love this hat.. it’s comfortable and adjustable so it fits perfect.~5|Ali Bee^Needed a hat for sun protection because I was doing volunteer work outdoors. The job is done but I find myself still rocking this hat because it’s cute and an easy addition to a casual outfit. The hat is of decent quality. It’s not stiff so if you’re looking for a more rigid hat&#44 this isn’t it. I also like that it’s adjustable and there’s room to fit a ponytail through the back. If you want an inexpensive yet well made hat&#44 snatch this one up!~5|Kat Brandau^It’s a little big on my head&#44 but the low profile means it’s not pushing my ears out. It’s comfortable and adjustable.~4|

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  • Juan B^Top notch quality! Honestly&#44 this is probably my new favorite hoodie.~5|KRH^High quality&#44 soft & comfy.~5|Amazon Customer^Very nice~4|Carrie Ellis^Quality sweatshirt&#44 very soft inside. Screen printing was perfect!~5|

  • John S^It’s a very nice hat and fits very nicely. Here’s the problem IT’S MADE IN CHINA!!! Come on Amazon&#44 this hat is for my husband that served proudly in VietNam and is wearing a hat made in China. Is there a problem with buying the ones made in the USA. I know they make them because I bought him a black one identical to this and it clearly states proudly made in the USA!!!~3|Tom^Delivered on time and satisfactory Product~3|Bonnie^ghreat~5|Carol Calfee^The lettering on this hat is a little large. It is ideal for someone who wants to attract attention&#44 but it is not as practical for someone who likes to remain a little more anonymous.~4|Jon/Joy^Great hat&#44 really nice old style fit. Happy to find a hat that fits properly. Decent price also&#44~5|James P. Purcell Jr.^the best~5|Sylvia Taylor^my husband loves it now has two for summer and two for winter wear~5|DeDe Moore^Fits like expected. Good quality. Very prompt delivery. Will buy again~5|tony popowitz^great hat~5|

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