This is how I got to be a teacher. I remember how it was the first time I took a high school class, and I was nervous. Not in the way your nervousness feels like butterflies in your stomach or the way it feels like you can’t get out of bed. The way you look in your student’s eyes when you tell them to put their hands up, they’ll think it’s an emergency.
It reminds me of how you remember your first day of your classroom. You have to do your best not to look nervous or uncomfortable, but you also have to do your best to not look away. It took me about 20 years to get that confidence back, and I was nervous as crap in my first class, which was a psychology class. I was nervous as hell for the rest of the day, but I think I made a difference.
I think it’s one of the best ways to remind yourself to not look nervous, and it might even be one of the best ways to make sure you don’t look nervous.
As I said in the intro, you have to look confident and comfortable. And while the teacher was really nice, she reminded me of a lot of the people I’ve been around for the past 30 years.
Of course, I’m not saying that you’ve to be exactly like a teacher, but I do think that you have to be able to look down at a piece of paper and know that you can look up. If you find yourself looking down as your teacher is taking a test, you should be able to find a way to look up and keep up. Because you can do it.
Im not saying that you have to be exactly like a teacher, but you need to be able to look down and know that you can look up, because if you don’t then you’ll be stuck in the same kind of “I’m too busy to play” mentality that causes you to drop the ball on the test.
I see this as a good thing. It’s not like we have a lot of teachers around here. Most people who become teachers are doing it to be able to look up and go to sleep at night. They’ve got their classes, their books, their assignments, and their homework all laid out. It’s all stuff that you can look up on a piece of paper and know you can look up. You can look up and know that you can look up.
Being a teacher isn’t easy. Not being a teacher is even harder. If you want to be a good teacher, you have to work at it. In fact, the top 3% of teachers in the world make less than $100,000 a year. That’s a lot of money! Because you need to be able to do a lot of research, and then you have to actually do that research.
Its a pretty tough job. No one expects you to be an expert, but you have to do a lot of research. You have to look up things that are difficult to find and then find them. You have to write research papers that are hard to read AND write. And you have to write research papers that are so difficult that even your own students don’t know what you’re talking about. It’s a lot for a teacher to do.
I just looked up the word “research.” Its like saying “food” because you dont actually have to actually eat it. We have to write, research, write, research, write, research, write, research, write, research, write, research. It’s a lot. Most of it we don’t even understand. We have to do all of that, because we are the sort of people who are only too happy to just grab whatever we can and throw it away.