When I was little I loved jewelry. I would take it apart, play with the beads, then put it back together. When I didn't have any beads, I made them out of palm frond strands from my back yard.
I was blessed to go to high school before budgets were slashed and I took a class in jewelry fabrication. That's where I learned to use wire working tools and that I have no desire to make a bezel ever again.
After my children were old enough to be alone in a room without killing themselves, I picked up beading and jewelry design as a hobby and it quickly became a business to fund my bead obsession.
That's my curriculum: the challenges and joys of designing and sharing what I make with the world.