meeting my new classes

A strange uneasy nagging

They won’t like me

They’ll think I’m stupid

That I’m not worthy and yet soon

We’ll be running through those texts

At 100 miles an hour

Trusting one another

And at the other end

Sad that we will part.

I met the first of my new classes today and it was weirdly terrifying. All those feelings that I’m not good enough and that they’ll see straight through me and not want me as their teacher.

But I also know that if I hang on in there, we get to know each other, that trust builds and eventually they all feel a little bit like family. I just need to keep telling myself that I am worthy and I know what I’m talking about. To feel this way is pretty normal and I just need to push through and I’ll have a fab year.

If you’re struggling with imposter syndrome, I am right there with you – but we’ve got this!

Much Love

Rachel xx

4 thoughts on “meeting my new classes

  1. Margot Kinberg

    I think new classes often make you feel like that, Rachel. You don’t know them yet; they don’t know you yet. It’s all a bit awkward. You’re right, though. Just taking a little time and working on building that bond makes all the difference. Have a great school year!

  2. Dave Williams

    I’m glad that after the lines of shakiness in the beginning of the poem, the lines become more confident. Especially the line “Trusting one another.” I think you’re amazing for being a teacher. Best wishes in your classes!

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