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Thread: Do you take classes? What do you do when others members of the class

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    Senior Member skothing's Avatar
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    Talking Do you take classes? What do you do when others members of the class

    come up to table while you are trying to complete the step of the lesson either asking for help or wanting to talk about how they are finished. I am slow to learn a new ways of doing things. Once I can think it though I have it. But I need time to think ! I don't want to be rude but I paid for the class too. Help how do you handle unwanted attention?

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    I usually am one of the last people to understand 'how to' do the new way of making a block. I just took a class and was second to the last being done. Everyone was yapping and it was hard for me to concentrate, but I loved the camaraderie. I just had to learn 'how to' and finish when I came home.
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    I like working by myself and taking my own advice. I read on a subject all I can find, pictures and words are the easiest for me. I can refer back when I need to. I do learn lots that way. I am not a joiner of anything.
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    I am not a "roamer", though I am a talker. I usually pick up the lessons fairly quickly, but I am a slow sewer, so am usually behind everyone. If I'm concentrating, I usually don't answer or answer in one word responses. It usually gets the point across and they go on to the next table.

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    If someone asks for help when I'm concentrating on a project I tell them the instructor is paid to help not me. I think it's rude so I don't mind being short with those type of people.
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    I try to sit as far away from everyone as I can. Im friendly but I am there to learn, classes are usually a one day thing, and I need to concentrate. Im not a talker either.

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    you might mention this to the instructor before class begins. that way he or she can keep an eye out for anyone that might seem to be bothering you.

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    generally the instructor should be paying enough attention to her class to notice if someone is doing this- and re-direct the person being 'disruptive' there is nothing wrong with either telling the person who is asking for help that you are just learning too- she should ask the class instructor- as for the 'other one' who disrupts because she is finished ahead of everyone else- I would probably either excuse myself and have a word with the teacher- who should deal with it- or I may choose to be a bit more 'blunt' and say---i'd be done too if I was given the opportunity to work on it in peace. when I spend money on a class I do expect the instructor to start the class with some 'guidelines'-instructions that address these issues- she is there for questions- and it is not ok to keep others from their work- i'm not saying it isn't ok to work together if 2 people choose to- but it should be mutual, agreed on and ok'd ahead of time with the instructor.
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    I turn to the teacher and call for her, something like, "Betty, she was just asking about .....whatever it is.....what's the best way to do that?" and then let Betty take over. As to the others, most people respond to a "I'm sorry, I can't really talk and concentrate on this."

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    Monika.... good response!

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