John Cage’s 10 Rules for Students and Teachers

Jim Groom recently posted this great list of suggestions for students and teachers from John Cage. Jim says,

I am posting it here for posterity, it very much describes the way in which we have tried to approach ds106, and I think I will be writing this into any and all future syllabi I create from here on out.

12 years into my experience as a professor working with graduate students, I can say this list is dead on. I wish all my students would adopt the recommendations on this list. And I recommit myself to “Pull everything out of my students.”

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  1. John Cage has always been a favorite influence of mine.  Amazing human being.  I took his counsel to class when I was teaching and found it most helpful to all.  

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