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Hi everyone.

I'm just posting a few questions out there to get some advice.
I'm currently doing a pgce and my specialist subject is criminal justice. I'm about to start teaching A-level students criminology, and I have my first solo lesson soon.
Being honest, I'm absolutely terrified because my self-confidence has always been low. I'm at my wits end with worry, but at the same time I don't want to be quitter. It's strange that I have good knowledge in the subject area but whenever I take centre stage I fall to bits.
Can anyone relate to this and if so, what should I do to overcome my confidence concerns. I'd really appreciate any advice.

Thanks in advance.
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(Original post by Derek.c4)
Hi everyone.

I'm just posting a few questions out there to get some advice.
I'm currently doing a pgce and my specialist subject is criminal justice. I'm about to start teaching A-level students criminology, and I have my first solo lesson soon.
Being honest, I'm absolutely terrified because my self-confidence has always been low. I'm at my wits end with worry, but at the same time I don't want to be quitter. It's strange that I have good knowledge in the subject area but whenever I take centre stage I fall to bits.
Can anyone relate to this and if so, what should I do to overcome my confidence concerns. I'd really appreciate any advice.

Thanks in advance.
Hey!
I was the same when i first started placement. My low confidence and self-esteem often got to me and held me back.

I think in the end you just have to remember that the pupils aren't there to judge you, they are there to learn from you. You are the adult in the room and you are in charge. That's what helped me. It didn't take me too long before i got used to it and felt comfortable with being in centre stage.

It also helps if you have a good relationship with your pupils.
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