Overall, it was a profound experience on many levels. First, I felt an enormous sense of imposter syndrome on Monday and Tuesday. I was teaching Stanford grad students. It was a textbook example of feeling like you were going to be discovered and outed as a fraud. But that didn’t happen. Over the course of the week, I relaxed into the work, got to know the students and facilitated effectively.
Second, spending so much dedicated time thinking about projects, prototypes and iteration taught me a lot! I had some epiphanies about how I will teach better in my day-to-day work with Dual School.
Lastly, every morning we started with movement. It was a facilitated dance class where the goal was to learn about yourself as a leader, and a human, through physical motion. The goal was not to become a great dancer, but simply to experience the joy of dancing in a space where everyone could share that magic. I had the pleasure of participating in these sessions every day. I feel it’s reconnected me with music, and the thrill of having a good time with others.
That’s all for now! Stay tuned for a video recap of the experience soon. See you next week,