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A Jagged Mountain

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French Journal Day 95 (Travel Diary Day 175)


Frustrated – that is how I feel about tonight. I was scheduled to teach my first online HDR workshop. Technical problems that were inevitable popped up on the side of a few participants, and then as I began to load up Photomatix I was kicked out of the Hangout. Something was struggling under the pressure.


I’d tested it the day before with some willing participants and all seemed fine. In the end, I called it a day.


My experience in teaching and educational psychology taught me that the first step in successful learning was creating the right mind-set. This wasn’t what I was looking for.


Not wanting to disappoint, I offered the participants the choice of a refund or a one-on-one workshop covering the same material. They’ve all graciously accepted the one-on-one. It will be time-consuming but certainly more beneficial for participants in the long run.


I’m also going to send them all a free copy of my book when it’s done. I hate disappointing people. Even if I’m 5 minutes late for something I break out into a sweat. As you can imagine, this was not a good start to a Saturday night.


Nevertheless, it’s all part of the learning curve and I’m sure I’ll take more pleasure from teaching one-on-one than in small groups.


Today’s Photo – A jagged edge


Some jagged edges of the Pyrenees mountains . I went for a dramatic mood to reflect the stormy evening I’ve had.

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Taken on December 24, 2012