Do you like being watched?

@leateagee (3667)
China
July 18, 2008 9:03am CST
I am a teacher. Every I will have a new student, parents are allowed to watch. It is fine with me. But today and tomorrow, a group of people from different schools in my work area will watch one of my best classes. I don't like being watched. I can't move freely. Though I do the same being watched or not but just don't like other people looking or staring at me. What about you?
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
18 Jul 08
yeh I don't like being watched either, it makes me feel very self consious, I remember when i was at school i used hide behind the person in front of me when I knew the teacher was going to choose someone to read or play act...i hated being looked at...
@leateagee (3667)
• China
18 Jul 08
Same here. I don't like it when my teacher would stare at me and thinking if I am capable to the thing she wants us to do. Its really difficult being look at. When I am looking at someone, I don't have a beautiful or pleasant mind, so I'm thinking, they'll have the same thoughts that I have. Take care
@WATARIKENJI (1534)
• Philippines
18 Jul 08
me either. Its really unavoidable. It comes with the job sometimes.We have to get used to it.
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@leateagee (3667)
• China
18 Jul 08
Though unavoidable I still have a very uneasy feeling that I might make a mistake and put the company at risk. The confidence and self esteem are usually gone. It is difficult but I always prepare. I never come to war without a weapon. Thank you so much for responding. Take care
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
same with me. I don't like people looking at me. I feel very conscious when someone looks at me. Its like there's something in their mind when they look at me.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
20 Jul 08
Hi bianca0531, Its a natural feeling. Even though you are not being evaluated, just the fact that you are being watched will certainly make you feel uneasy. Thank you so much for responding. Take care
18 Jul 08
Hi leateagee, Yes you get very nervous when all the people are watching you. I had to gave a talk six a year to a lot of people and I'm standing on the stage by myself talking to tham is terrfying, but you will get used to it s put your head up high and smile. Tamara
@leateagee (3667)
• China
20 Jul 08
The more we do it, or the more we are being watched, we'll get used to it. Thank you so much for responding. Take care
@snowy22315 (52716)
• United States
18 Jul 08
It's not good being evaluated. I've taught before and I dont like administrators coming in to watch. It is part of their job to see how you are doing, but I find it intimidating. Just be yourself and you will do fine. I would also let my students know that if they do the right things in class there will be something in it for them. a lil bribery never hurt anybody.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
20 Jul 08
Yes, I do a little bribery and encouragement to them. Yeah, you're right, its their job to watch us and see our progress. Thank you so much for responding. Take care
@snowbitz (487)
• Philippines
18 Jul 08
Sometimes i don't like it either but it comes with the job.And we cannot avoid it .But most of the time if i am ready i feel confident that people will watch me.Just do your best and good luck mylot sis
@leateagee (3667)
• China
20 Jul 08
Yes, you are right. It comes with the job and it is unavoidable. Yes, I agree that since it comes with the job, just do your best and always be read. Thank you so much for responding. take care
@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
18 Jul 08
I don't like to be watched as well. I feel like I am caged and whatever actions I do are scrutinized. Of course, it's always good to work freely without any hesitations. With staring eyes around, you can't give your best shot.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
20 Jul 08
Hahaha. Same here. Its the scrutinizing that I don't like. We are not perfect. We make mistakes specially if there are people watching. But you know that it is also good to be watched because we will know how we really work. Their comments or criticism will either improve us or degrade us. Basically it is the attitude we must have towards the effect after the criticism has been told. Hahaha... I hate hearing the comments too. Thanks for responding. take care
@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
18 Jul 08
I don't like it either. I hate when I have to give presentations or stand in front of a lot of people and talk. For some reason it doesn't seem so bad when you can sit down and do the project but usually we aren't aloud to do that.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
19 Jul 08
Same here, I don't like giving presentations too. But if you are the best, you are expected to give the report and present it. Thank you so much for responding. Take care
@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
18 Jul 08
When people watch me I seem to become extremely nervious.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
19 Jul 08
I think we all do become nervous. I d become nervous too. Thank you so much for responding. Take care
@Valenas (1510)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I am not a teacher, but I have been a student in a classroom where people would come in and monitor a day's worth of lessons, and I would hate it. The only benefit that I see to having someone monitoring the class is that the class will pretend that they know how to behave (they don't, really). But, most of my teachers liked to joke around, and we like learning when we can have fun the entire period, rather than sit there leaning against our hand and staring at the board and trying to hold our heads up. The teacher has to be serious the entire time, and the class feels entirely unnatural. I hate it.