Yesterday the student, today the teacher

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@CoralLevang (13844)
United States
October 25, 2016 7:59am CST
It has been nine months since I have been in front of a classroom full of students. This morning, in each of two classes, I will do it again. I am a bit nervous. I have been asked to be the guest speaker for 8 and 9 a.m. business classes at one of the community colleges in Lakewood (an hour away). I met the instructor when she came through one of my classes when she was retiring from the military. I am teaching the portion of what I developed called "A New Look at Who You Are." I sent out a 7-page handout so it could be printed ahead of time. Have I prepared for this? No, not by most people's standards. I will be "winging it," as is said. Yet, I would have to argue that I have been preparing for this all my life. This is what I do. This is my passion. Today, I get to live it again. (I just hope that I don't fall flat on my face, both literally and figuratively! I haven't been in a skirt and heels but twice in a year!)
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@montero (4728)
• United States
25 Oct
I believe you will wow them with you teaching. Just ensure you speak with confidence and add a little humor if you can so it can be lively
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@CoralLevang (13844)
• United States
25 Oct
Thank you, I appreciate your support. I have been in a classroom situation for nearly twenty years of my life. So it'll be like riding a horse since it's only been nine months ago
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@celticeagle (93047)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Oct
You have it all inside of your head, just have to throw it out there in a logical manner. I doubt you will fall flat on your face, but, if you do, you will pick yourself up and do better the next time. A little levity in the way of a teacher falling flat on their face might be of help. You never know.
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@CoralLevang (13844)
• United States
26 Oct
Like riding a bicycle...
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@celticeagle (93047)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Oct
@CoralLevang ......Yes, that is the way of it.
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@teamfreak16 (18349)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
28 Oct
I am about three or four days behind. Hope it went well for you.
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@CoralLevang (13844)
• United States
28 Oct
It was wonderful. It energized me in ways that I have not felt in a long time.
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• Pensacola, Florida
25 Oct
Well don't fall. And make sure you get Starbucks afterwards as a treat.
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@CoralLevang (13844)
• United States
25 Oct
Exactly. I think that I made the decision not to break my neck trying to get back from my Spanish class. I've already emailed my professor and let her know that I was likely not going to be there.
@Corbin5 (43426)
• United States
25 Oct
Wishing you the best of luck in remaining upright!!!! Sounds like a wonderful presentation you will be making!
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@Happy2BeMe (35339)
• Canada
25 Oct
You will do just fine! I am glad that you are getting to talk to students again. I am sure you have an impact on man. You got this!
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@Jackalyn (3910)
• Oxford, England
25 Oct
You will be fine. I am glad you get to stand in front of a class again. I do preach, but teaching a subject in a class is different and I miss it sometimes. Maybe you will inspire me to look and see if there is anything I could do. I look forward to hearing how it went for you.
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25 Oct
Hope everything goes well.
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