Today’s post goes back to confidence and teaching. I have been thinking more on this topic and was able to find an advice column written by Rob Jenkins from a site entitled: “The Chronicle of Higher Education.”
“Tips for New Teachers at Community Colleges” hit the high notes for me when it comes to teaching with confidence. I wish someone gave me this article to read when I first started teaching. It talks about how to demonstrate confidence and tips to get the students to listen & respect you, no joke!
I think that I am going back to the subject of confidence because I remembered my first day teaching. I was a nervous wreck and totally lost points for saying, “…this is my first time teaching…”–that brought on a whole set of problems. After 2 plus years of teaching clinical and classroom theory, I have definitely found my groove. Confidence comes with time.