I'm not posting this because I think I'm a great teacher. I'm posting this because it is my most favorite part about teaching: watching students process and unfold upon the page pouring so much of themselves into their work. Nothing beats seeing that lightbulb go off over someone's head. I get anoyed when folks say that you shouldn't think when you create. I believe that thinking is a necessary step (art is problem solving and possibility.) Stressing is what you shouldn't do.
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."-John Steinbeck