Potter's Wheel Classes with Cinda Mefferd
Paraphrase Instructions For Clarity and SimplicityLandmarks of form and hand positions can be personalized in one's own words to show they are understood. Personalized descriptions also cue actions.
When I noticed a student, Mary Beth's hands placed perfectly on the clay, I said, "Using your own words, What would you name that hand position?" She replied, "Steady top."
Once established, it is simpler to say, "Go to steady top" than saying, "Wrap your hands around the top of the clay and hold steady."
Essentially, there are three first teachers: the classroom teacher, the clay, and the way students internalize instructions and become their own teachers.
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