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Overwhelmed but Excited

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Desiree Humphreys Desiree Humphreys 650 Points

Hi, my name is Desiree. I'm expected to graduate in May of 2025, and as I am working on my field experience, I've noticed I have to overcome my intovertness and find my 'teacher voice'. As I move closer and closer to the finish line, I'm becoming overwhelmed but excited because I am finally going to be in the field and learning hands on experience. Is there any advice on gaining 'teacher voice' and keeping students engaged? 

Brianda Chavez Brianda Chavez 440 Points

Hi Desiree, I too am expected to graduate in May of 2025. I also struggle to maintain students engaged and am a shy person. What somewhat works for me is to offer the students small incentives such as candies, but after a while it isn't as effective. I'll stay tuned to see if anyone else adds more advice, till then, I wish you luck in your studies and career! 

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