A lot of universities need students to do co-facilitation’s which is when you teach the seminar for one class. My university is one of them. I have five of those to do this semester and I just finished my first one yesterday and I thought I would tell you guys about how it went!
Firstly, the seminar topic I was doing was about Kenya so I at least I knew what I was talking about and I didn’t have to do a ton of research on the topic.
So it started with me having to explain the two articles which was alright because I had written notes on what I had to say and kind of just read from the paper. The only thing was I was a little red in the face, kind of looking down while reading and not making too much eye contact. But I don’t think it was that bad.
Then I had to ask question which I had prepared which was a little scary because sometimes people just stare at you and no one answers.
Luckily this class was not like that and people participated and answered a lot which was so great. That was a big load off my chest.
Plus, the professor was SO sweet and helpful. He would always chime in with helpful questions, answers and information. I thought that was nice because some TA’s/Professors don’t do that and you’re kind of just left hanging.
I was super anxious the whole time obviously but it was 50 minutes and I somehow got through it without totally freaking out.
After the class my professor talked to me and told me I did a good job which was so nice of him. I got my results for it and I got 9/10!
I’m glad I have these co-facilitation’s because I’m hoping they’ll help me get over my anxiety a little and be better at being in charge and talking to groups of people.
Well that’s where my story ends. Have an awesome weekend guys!
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