HELPFUL

SOME HINTS AND RULES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
Corita Kent’s Rules & Hints for Students and Teachers.
Kent, Corita & Jan Steward, Learning by Heart; Bantam Books, 1992.

Rule 1
Find a place you trust and then, try trusting it for a while.

Rule 2
General Outline of Duties of a Student:
Pull everything out of your teacher.
Pull everything out of your fellow students.

Rule 3
General Outline of Duties of a Teacher:
Pull everything out of your students.

Rule 4
Consider everything as an experiment.

Rule 5
BE SELF DISCIPLINED. This means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to follow them. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way.

Rule 6
FOLLOW THE LEADER. Nothing is a mistake. There is no win and no fail. There is only MAKE.

Rule 7
The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It is the people who do all of the work all the time who eventually catch on to things. You can fool the fans – but not the players.

Rule 8
Do no try to create and analyze at the same time. They are different processes.

Rule 9
Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It’s lighter than you think.

Rule 10
We are breaking all the rules, even our own rules. And how do we do that? By leaving plenty of room for X quantities.

JOHN CAGE HELPFUL HINTS:
Always be around. Come or go to everything.
Always go to classes.
Read everything you can get your hands on.
Look at movies carefully and often.
Save everything. It may come in handy later.
There should be new rules next week.

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