Tonight I'll be teaching my first yoga class, and I'm nervous.
I'm not actually teaching a class per se. I just have a friend who wants to learn yoga and doesn't mind that I'm not a certified instructor. Our lessons are going to be informal. But I'm still nervous.
I taught writing in grad school and didn't do a very good job. But I try to remember the circumstances. I was teaching a mandatory writing class, and most of the students did not want to be there. This time, I will be teaching someone who actually wants to be learning from me. I think that will make all the differences. I hope it does.