In a recent post on his terrific blog, teaching artist Bill Harley shares a list of questions that storytellers can ask themselves to assess their own work. So timely and useful, like an answer to a wish you didn't know you'd made.
Entertaining stories don't tell themselves, and as Mr. Harley points out, there's no reason to "be lax in a discussion of what are measures of excellence."
I wonder if all teaching artists are thinking in this way? Are we developing tools to assess and evaluate our own teaching artist practice? If not, why not? Don't we want to know how we're doing?