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Anxiety

Posted By: Irishman <dublinbran@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Monday, 11 August 2014, at 3:20 p.m.

I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum to post in but I just wanted to ask if anyone with severe anxiety, severe social anxiety have become contented, effective teachers?

I've such a fear of public speaking but I know I'd be happy being a teacher. I think I have a lot contribute and most of all, I would work so incredibly hard to make sure I gave the best lessons to my students. It's actually funny in an awful way- I think I'm naturally a very good teacher since I've volunteered many hundreds of hours teaching people on a one-to-one basis but when it comes to the thought of a classroom, I'm terrified I'll freeze up or just run out! Has anyone here overcome those first few weeks of anxiety, I mean intense anxiety, and become good teachers?

Any advice or anecdotes would be most welcome!

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Anxiety
Irishman -- Monday, 11 August 2014, at 3:20 p.m.
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nomad soul -- Tuesday, 12 August 2014, at 3:04 a.m.
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Tim -- Tuesday, 12 August 2014, at 8:51 p.m.
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Irishman -- Saturday, 16 August 2014, at 12:39 p.m.
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Montrealer -- Monday, 18 August 2014, at 11:46 a.m.
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Shakey -- Friday, 29 August 2014, at 3:56 a.m.
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Global Teacher -- Friday, 19 September 2014, at 12:32 p.m.

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