2. Take Pride in What You Do Well
That lesson plan you created for teaching the periodic table in your chemistry class was well thought out, grabbed your students’ attention, and test results showed that the class understood and remembered what they learned. Celebrate your good work as a teacher and shake off that impostor syndrome.
Make time to reflect at the end of each day. What did you learn? What worked well and what needs more work? What was your proudest moment of the day? Focus on the positive to build your confidence, but don’t be afraid to acknowledge areas that can be improved. If you’ve never used reflective teaching before, don’t worry. Get some tips on this important practice here.