To be a good instructor, you must be able to speak before a class of students. In some schools, this may be a big crowd. Even if you have experience in public speaking, the first time you teach a class, you will be nervous. Given time, you will get over the nervousness, but for the first few classes, it will affect the way you speak and thus the way you teach.
While instructing a class, you are not just speaking, you are assigning drills, watching for mistakes, giving feedback, and analyzing the skills levels of the students and the overall atmosphere of the class so you may choose what the next drill or activity should be. In addition to all this, your instructor is watching and evaluating your performance. All this adds to the stress of having to speak before the class. This topic will discuss ways to ease this stress.
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