I had the pleasure of teaching a group of 12-13 year olds at a Girl Scout sleepover the other night. What surprised me the most was how effective the Zentangle method is when teaching a wide variety of students! When I arrived, the girls had been throwing a ball around, giggling, and having a crazy fun time. After a few minutes of tangling, the room was silent. I didn't think that was possible. :-) It's amazing to see what practicing the Zentangle method can do to the brain (and a group of pre-teens)!
After the class was over, the girls resumed their boisterous fun. They were probably extra focused on it at that point too. The chaperones were very brave.
The best compliment I received was when one of the scouts said, "I can do this, and I can't mess it up!" The girls had a great time, they learned a lot, and several said they wanted to learn more.
I had a great time teaching in a different way to a great audience!
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