Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Confidence

  1. #1
    engr.yasir ali bhatti is offline Banned
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Sindhi
      • Home Country:
      • Pakistan
      • Current Location:
      • Mexico
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    68
    Post Thanks / Like

    Confidence

    I am English language teacher. I have confidence but I am weak in eye contact. specially during lecture I fell shy to see girls. How can I build my eye contact?

  2. #2
    English Freak's Avatar
    English Freak is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    169
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Confidence

    Everyone knows lack of self confidence is in contradiction to becoming a good teacher. I think your problem is just an obsession. You must know and believe you are better than your students and have a wider range of knowledge. There is a famous sentence: "Teachers are authorities in classrooms." Keep it ringing in yours ears. It might help you.

  3. #3
    I'm With Stupid's Avatar
    I'm With Stupid is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Vietnam
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    598
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Confidence

    You mention lectures, which seem to be a bit impersonal by definition. If it's purely eye contact that you're having trouble with, then I would suggest just do it no matter how uncomfortable you feel, and after a short time, it'll just come naturally.

    But in the classroom, I think interpersonal skills come into play a lot more. I would suggest you find a teacher you know is good at it, and observe them teaching. I suspect what you'll see is a lot of using students' names, remembering things about their students' personal lives, and asking follow questions during feedback out of a genuine interest. Not only does it show your students that you care, but it can create many opportunities for communication to occur in the future, which can only be a good thing.

Similar Threads

  1. have no confidence that
    By joham in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-Jun-2011, 07:45
  2. [Grammar] confidence
    By ohmyrichard in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-Aug-2008, 02:05
  3. confidence
    By faizah in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-Nov-2007, 15:27
  4. Confidence
    By brennan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Feb-2007, 10:44

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •