Good gifts for first time art instructors?
November 24, 2010 7:17 AM Subscribe
Art Professors and Art College Instructors: What helped you get through your first semester of teaching?
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I have a friend who has accepted a full-time design instructorship at an Art University. She has been working in the design field professionally for many years, but has never taught before and is nervous.
I would love to get her a gift (or three) that she doesn't yet know she needs. She will be teaching mostly first year design courses and most or all of the curriculum and coursework will be done on computers (Adobe suite), so fancy pencils and such aren't necessary (right?).
An example of the kind of thing I'm thinking of is a remote USB clicker
. I don't know if that would actually be a good gift, but I could imagine that it would be useful while lecturing about computer stuff and might not be something she would think of on her own. I'm hoping that those of you with actual experience will be able to come up with something better.