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Iím very sorry
Old 12-16-2018, 08:59 PM
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To hear about your experiences. I hope you are getting the help you need with the anxiety and depression. Knowing that, Iím not sure teaching is the right job. It is very stressful and students are harsh. If you let them get under your skin, your depression might worsen.

I did not know just how stressful it would be and my first year was terrible. I cried a lot, stayed up many nights too late getting work done, I let things students said and did bother me too much, etc.

I, too, feel inadequate most of the time. Iíve never been very confident in myself. Iím very shy and introverted. Most people wondered how on earth I could be a teacher. I had an aunt ask me if I was going to learn sign language to teach because I am such a quiet person. I didnít find it funny. But itís weird, I can stand in front of a room full of high schoolers and youíd never know.

You just need to remember that they wonít be able to recall anything youíve said after the class is over (at the end of semester or year). So if you happen to make a fool of yourself, more than likely they wonít remember. Donít beat yourself up.

If you struggle with learning the material and then having to turn around and teach it, make notes in a notebook and keep it near or make a PowerPoint with talking points. That has always helped me. I had a chem professor in college who kept a legal pad with all the notes on it that he wrote on the board. I do the same thing.

Just be patient with yourself. Ask for help from anyone that you think will be helpful. You can do this!
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