I've put a lot of thought into it and I think I want to resign from my teaching position at my LSS. It breaks my heart to say so because I love the idea of teaching (and the 20% discount), but honestly it's become a bit of a burden when it should be fun. January will be 1 year since I started teaching there, but for some reason I seem to have trouble getting people to take my classes. The women who sign up for classes there seem to be more interested in doing things like iris folding and tear bears, which are nice classes, but just not me...know what I mean. Not to mention the fact that I feel shoved into a creative box because 2 page layouts are stressed!! Seriously, we (the teachers) have been told by the owners that a lot of students complain about the one LO classes...they want 2 pages. So trying to come up with creative ideas for 2 page layouts (which I only do for myself like 10% of the time), while trying to keep the cost of the class down and figuring out which techniques people would be interested in are just.......I don't know, I guess I'm just rambling!
One of the reasons that I stuck in there so long is because a few of the teachers told me they had the same problem when they started as I seem to be having right now. But I guess I'm trying to figure if it's really worth it in the long run. I mean, I may get 2 students per class and maybe a kit but it takes time to shop for supplies, prepare samples, turn in my class description and supplies list, the gas that it takes to get to the class...that time could be spent with my boys and working on other scrap stuff. I thought teaching would help generate some extra income, but it doesn't seem to be working for me at this particular store.
If you have any advice, please feel free to share!