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Los Angeles

East Side Teacher Orientation

8:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Karen's House in Echo Park
165 N Toluca St
Los Angeles

We want YOU to teach a class through Trade School LA! Any one is welcome to teach a class. Whether you already have a class idea you want to bring to life, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters.

Bring one of the following:
A snack to share with the class
Bag of coffee beans
Biodegradable dish soap
Cheap red wine or hoppy beer
Fresh produce
Something (art, craft, whatever!) made by you or someone you know
Surprise me!
Toilet paper

About the teacher, Karen Stasevich

I'm a policy analyst from Michigan. I came to LA for the weather and the adventures. I like backpacking, drawing, and learning how to do/make things. I also host a bi-monthly figure drawing workshop.

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Location Pending (an East-Side location will be finalized soon)
Location Pending (an East-Side location will be finalized soon)
Los Angeles

Are you wondering why you don't see any Trade School LA classes listed anywhere? You've caught us while we're planning our next semester of classes. To see the list of classes we've taught in the past, click the PAST link in the menu. If you're interested in teaching a Trade School class, click on the TEACH tab for more information. Our next round of Teacher Orientations will be held in November 2017. Sign up for our newsletter to make sure you get all the details. When we post our classes on the site, this is exactly what it will look like. You'll register by clicking the "JOIN" button below. If you want to test it out - go ahead! You'll see that you get a confirmation email that reminds you of the class location, barter items and time/date. It will also have an "Unregister" link in case you realize that you can't attend the class.

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This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class

About the teacher, Los Angeles

Together, Leanne & Dylan make up TSLA's Teacher Outreach team. Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and has taught a number of classes, including "Create Your Own Trail Workout" and "Tips for Teaching." Dylan is one of TSLA's first teachers & volunteers and has taught "Introduction to Sitting Meditation", a class on Guy DeBord and psychogeography called "My Mind is Running!" and a follow-up to the psychogeography class called "Let's Drift!"

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Norwich

Adventures in Cribbage

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Whether you are a complete beginner looking for an introduction to the game, or somebody in need of a refresher, attend this session to become ready to play this classic and addictive card game. Norwich has a strong historical connection to the origins of the game through the Suckling family and local leagues operating on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the year are currently undergoing a renaissance (www.cribbageinnorwich.co.uk) Games bring people together. Cribbage unites generations. Start your adventures in Cribbage here. All are welcome to come and play.

Bring one of the following:
Cribbage Board
Golf Clubs
Homemade Cakes/Biscuits
Illustrations for "Cribbage in the Counties", the book
Website Design Help

About the teacher, Siv Sears

Siv Sears is a teacher and trainer as well as writer and avid Cribbage fanatic. Upon returning to the UK 2 years ago, he immediately undertook to play the very English game in all 39 historical counties of his homeland. Up and down the land he played in pubs, clubs, a prison, a castle, a canal barge and in an Indian restaurant. The finale was at Suckling House in Norwich. To read more see: www.cribbage.org.uk or wait for Cribbage in the Counties, the book. In 2016, Siv won Cribbage gold at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London. Now he’s ready to help you get started on your own path to victory in what he believes to be the greatest 2-player card game in the world.

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