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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Facing Teaching Fears

Fear is a deep feeling of apprehension that something may not go the actual way that we might have planned it to be. It is an emotional figgeting that something somewhere might be wrong. 

Fear is also a predominant feeling associated with distress, discomfort, horror, and helplessness.

Fear is an emotional response induced by a perceived threat, which causes a change as well as in behavior

The fear subject has a huge grip and effect on:

1. Our growth
2. Our possibilities
3. Our performance
4. Our Impact
5. Our happiness. 

One true reality teachers and educators must understand is that behind every frustration is a FEAR.
Secondly behind every lack of growth is a FEAR.

Teaching fears can be described as an experience common to most teachers based on personal and work life reality.

It is affected by cultural and historical context.

Every fear is meant to be Faced and not just experienced. 
Everyone experiences fear at some point but not everyone gets to FACE them.

What are the TEACHING FEARS:
Please allow me to share some frequent teaching fears that teachers experience. They are:

This fear is a projected reality from a scarcity mentality. It makes one store up value than express it for the fear of being emptied up or being taken advantaged of.

2.The Fear of Being Right:
Our assumptions on our career path often frightens us.

 This is what makes most teachers fear their possible outcomes because they already have thought through the negative extreme as a possible outcome.

This fear cause teachers to loose interest or take risk because they feel their thoughts of something not going as planned might happen.

3. The Fear of Control:
Control is subjected to money, wealth, structure and recognition. 
However the fear of control speaks about the anxiety that comes due to the concern of not having Control of the class, session, career etc.

4. The Impact- Failure Fear:
The distress and response due to the thought of inability to make impact or cause desired change .

5. The Fear of Making Mistakes : out of our mistakes we à times learn. When we don't make mistakes it really shows that we are not really putting in enough efforts or better still we don't make any attempts. 

6. The Fear of Competition 
7. The fear of significance 
8. The fear of extinction 
9. The fear of Passion/love.
10. The fear of sacrifice

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The Golden Rule:

1. Fear thrives on ignorance: Let's get the enough education and awareness to combat and deal with our fears. We can starve our ignorance and feed our knowledge base by reading books, asking questions and doing the necessary research 

2. Your fear grows because you feed IT. 

3. Your fear is scared of you.

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