What a day today!! I was able to teach my first theory class, and since starting this PIPD program its put allot of ideas in my head about what should and should not be done. I have to admit I stressed about this all weekend and lost allot of sleep over it. Now that’s its over I can reflect back and think, “hey, that wasn’t so bad!”
But I have to overthink EVERYTHING first….make it really hard, so when it comes time attempt and execute I think, “what was I so worried about?”
Looking back on my day putting aside fears and anxieties I was able to be authentic in my classes, deliver the required information, answer questions with confidence and I think my students learned something today!!
I really dig irony as well. Since doing this class and watching a video about “The Power of Introverts”, I have a bit of a revelation about my own character when it comes to teaching. I am 90% introverted, at work and school I’m animated social and one would consider me an extrovert. So in class today I was that chatty, social, animated part of myself. After seeing this video, its made me realize I can take a moment out of the class time and be quiet, let myself have some time and the students have some time. I did find I was rushing the lesson, not sure why, but was told to slow down by the students. I need to give them the time to ponder, and myself time to regroup my thoughts. Its a concept Ill have to grow into and let opportunity present itself to attempt this.
I need solitude now to keep reflecting…..stay tuned!