Teachers/Educators with SA
Anyone here who is a teacher with social anxiety or going to become a teacher? What are your experiences with teaching? Have you made any progress as you progressed in your career? I have wanted to become a teacher for a long time - I hope it works out. I know Dr. Richards, the guy who made the SA CBT tapes, was a teacher himself - so there is hope.
So far I have student taught 1 class by myself and observed/partner taught 3 other classes. I also have experience as a tutor which I really like. Those were stressful enough but maybe if I get into the flow of things, it will be less stressful. I don't know. I am worried about being a bad teacher, honestly don't want to be just some teacher who lectures - I want to make a positive impact on my students' life and want them to learn a lot. When I am in a stressful position like this, I can't relax and I know being funny/entertaining is important to my teaching style - which I can't seem to do in front of a class yet as I would one-on-one.
To come to terms with your past, whether recent or long gone, after the grieving period, you must let go. Letting go doesn't mean you forget, it means you no longer let it have control over you or the future.