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Were you nervous on your first day as a teacher

Because I might want to become a teacher #teaching

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Lisa’s Answer

Yes, I was totally nervous! That’s normal! Be kind to yourself!
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Michele’s Answer

Any career path you choose may cause you to be nervous. In my first day as a teacher I definitely was nervous but it's okay if you are.


The first step is understanding your emotions. Once you are aware of how you feel then you can calm down.


Even in my 7th year of teaching, I still get nervous on the first day of school. Teaching is a wonderful adventure.

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Mehreen’s Answer

Hi Brianna!


On the first day of school (every year for 4 years) I was nervous. And that's a good thing! Being nervous helped me not make mistakes. I know that sounds strange but its true. Since I was nervous I was well-prepared and very careful about how my class was progressing. Eventually the nervousness wore off as the year continued and I became comfortable, but yes, on that first day I was nervous. And I still remember that while in college one of my professors told me, "If you're nervous, that means you're going to be a good teacher." I don't know if that was part of her motivational speech but it's something I remember to this day and before I embark upon any journey - if I am nervous then I know I will succeed.

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Elaine’s Answer

Oh yes I was very nervous I still remember getting my classroom ready for four days before the children came to school and then that special morning heard the bell ring heard the footsteps of the children and took a big gulp a big breath and my mind asked mad free of I could do what I always wanted to do and now that big moment was here. The students arrived I relaxed a bit and had a good day and knew this was the right career for me. That was 23 years ago but I still remember how that moment felt.


Good luck to you and so long as you are well prepared and passionate about what you want to do it shows that you care about doing your best and want to pass the test

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Stephanie’s Answer

Hi Brianna,


Yes, I was very very nervous my first day, month, year and couple of years! It takes about 3 - 4 years to really understand how to apply all that you learned AND be comfortable planning and designing your classroom. Don't forget, you also have to build relationships with parents too - that can also make you nervous. I wanted to do so well and I'm sure you will feel the same way. In fact, I bet anyone is nervous when they start a new job or career. Being a teacher is so important - you have these little people looking up to you and learning from you ..... you want to give them your best!


So, yes I was nervous, but I learned soooo much! I'm glad for the choice I made.


Stephanie

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