She gives out little doses like medicine,
Small capsules or pills, easy to swallow
And hopefully helpful too.
She’s aware that they watch her
And scribble their notes
And she hopes that their nodding
Shows that they’re liking the things that they see.
So, I am still suffering from imposter syndrome and I fear that it will never ever leave me. I am only just entering my second year of teaching so I am still so new to the profession, and therefore it makes sense that I might still feel this way.
However, now that I’m not a first year, I am getting trainees coming into my class and watching what I do – and worse still, they are taking notes!
I think a lot of the problems come from the fact that I don’t feel much older than some of the students that I teach and so I don’t feel mature enough to teach, let alone have people look at the way I teach.
It is slightly wonderful though, knowing that I am allowed to have trainees in, and there might be things that they see me do, that they like and that they use intheir own practice in the future.
The fact that I am seeing things in this way, shows that I’ve probably matured a lot over the last two years of this journey. Feeling confident enough to offer advice is something I never thought would happen. And yet, here I am.
One thought on “giving out small doses of advice”
You may only be in your second year of teaching, Rachel, but you have wisdom and experience to share. You also have, I’m sure stories to share that are sad, funny, thoughtful, and more. All of those stories will help the trainees. Trust me. I teach trainee teachers. They benefit, even if you wonder just how much you have to offer.