Loz (lozenger8) wrote,
Loz
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I could use some advice...

I think almost everyone who reads this knows I am shy. Very shy. As socially inadequate as they get. I am also training to be a teacher. Yes, I'm aware of the immediate problems inherent here. Teaching is a very people-oriented profession. I'm going on teaching prac again in a little less than two months. I really need to get into training to not be shy. Or at least to effectively and efficiently hide this fact. Because last time my shyness was pretty much what held me back in most situations (that and the school at that point just did not want to cater for pre-service teachers).

Basically what happens when I meet new people is I can't think of anything to say. My mind goes blank, and the powers of speech are lost to me. Small talk doesn't exist. No topics of conversation spring to mind. I am silent, floundering, deep in a chasm of nothingness with no seeming return into the light.

So some tips would be greatly appreciated, please?


Oh, and whatever are you suggesting that I am freaking out? I am not freaking out, not at all. I didn't just realise that this practicum is going to be graded and if I fail it's no-Teacher Laura, so stop quirking your eyebrow dear reader, and see if you can't suggest small things I can script, or be aware of, or practice... or something.
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    I'm back at school! Things aren't the smoothest they could be. We've had a major technological meltdown which is causing several of my colleagues…

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