Learning from peers today in PIDP 3260 we learned about a concept from Stephen Brookfield’s book, “The Skillful Teacher”. This idea that we all feel like impostors at some point or another resonated with me as that is how I have been feeling during ever course I take in this program.
Today I felt that especially so as I stood in front of a room full of people who have been teaching for a while already when I myself have almost no teaching experience. I was also presenting with two people much more educated and experienced than myself, which was intimidating.
However I learned that this is a normal feeling. That no matter how many years of experience I have I will always this feeling as will my students. Feeling inferior, unprepared and out of place is normal and ok.
This gives me hope and allows me to continue to move forward.