A Jagged Mountain
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.