Well… that was an experience. I spent most of the evening yesterday finalizing my lesson, which was why I missed a day on the weblog for the first time in about 70 days, and finally got it to a point I felt good about.
Teaching went fairly well. I know Dreamweaver like the back of my hand, I can explain it I’d say only on an average level. Six (yes, 6) straight hours is a long time to talk about Dreamweaver. My class was beginners–I had people who ranged from hand coders wanting to move to a WYSIWYG (imagine that) to people who had never even seen html or were fairly new to computers in general. In one day we went from basic HTML concepts all the way to tables. A fairly broad range I’d say.
While my students rated me well and I feel I imparted the information in a comprehensible way, for some reason I don’t feel that good about the class. Maybe it’s all the time that went into it vs. the money coming out… maybe it’s that I wasn’t cut out to teach that type of material. I’m not sure. I’m going to stick with it, try to improve and give it some time–hopefully I’ll feel better after future classes, or if not, at least I’ll know.