Is teaching giving you some anxiety, and you're wondering how to overcome shyness as a teacher?
Then this is the post for you. You'll learn:
And a lot more. Keep reading to find out:
Overcoming shyness as a teacher is like overcoming shyness generally, except with one big difference, which is that you're actually doing public speaking in this case.
Since you're speaking in front of a classroom, that's going to cause additional nerves and shyness. This means that to make it work, you need to build more confidence.
Following these suggestions are some basics to help you overcome your shyness and build confidence as a teacher:
A public speaking course will help you overcome your shyness in front of the classroom so you can speak better and more confidently.
You may be teaching in a regular classroom setting, or maybe as an ESL classroom or some other kind of classroom.
However it is, you should find other opportunities where you can actually get in front of a classroom and teach, including volunteer opportunities.
The more you get in front of a classroom and teach, the more confident you're going to become at it.
You don't want to have your hands in your pockets or be slouching and looking at the ground.
Make sure that you stand tall, have your shoulders back, breathe properly and have your head straightforward so you can make eye contact with all your students.
Whatever it is that you're teaching, you want to become an expert at it so it's very easy for you to explain to other people how to do it and so that they understand.
This is going to make you feel more confident because you're going to know this topic inside and out.
You probably have some training already, but you should find some other courses that will help you speak more confidently and teach more confidently.
There are a lot of different things out there that will actually help you to explain better to students, and that will make you feel more confident as well.
Now, here are some questions that people ask:
Yes. Once you work on overcoming the realization there's actually nothing to be afraid of, you’ll become more comfortable and confident and be able to teach your classes without any problem.
Plan alone time for when you’re back home or in other areas that you enjoy. That way you can do what you have to do, and then go recharge.
It’s two things: knowing the topic matter inside and out, as well as being good at public speaking. This will help a lot when you're actually teaching these lessons.
To learn more about overcoming shyness, check out this post.
Here are the key steps to get over shyness and feel better as a teacher:
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