So I have been offered a position to teach Wilton classes at the new Hobby Lobby that's being built. Does anyone have any tips or tricks of the trade that they would like to share? The position won't start for another 3 or 4 months because the store is under construction, so any advice would be appreciated!
Here are some past posts on information about being a WMI.
There is also a message board for WMI's the information is included in one of those links. It's a great place to ask questions.
Do you have an specific questions about it?
I just started teaching in October, and the most important thing I've learned is to have fun! Your students are there to enjoy themselves, so make the experience a good one. I read over the guidelines until I new the material inside out, and this made running the class easier. And make sure your tracking is on time!
Calhouns, I totally agree about making it fun. If you go in there excited they pick up on it.
Jhay, feel free to ask any questions/concerns you have. I've been a WMi for 7 years and love it 98% of the time.
I have learned to deal with difficult students and take things with a grain of salt. Most of my students, thankfully, are great, they are happy to be there and enthusiastic. Some of them, honestly, I don't know why they come! They think they already know everything and don't want to participate ( why!) and some are just plain weird. But it def. makes teaching interesting!