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It’s Easier to Talk to Kids Than Adults…

So, I don’t know about you but I would much rather talk to children than adults any day of the week. Give me a bunch of sixth graders and I have no issues getting up in front of them and talking ’till I’m blue in the face. Put me up in front of a roomful of my peers and…I’m pretty sure people can hear my knees knocking.

Therefore, I’m fairly certain it must have been a moment of insanity when I signed up to lead a class at our Upstate Technology Conference. And not only am I teaching one class – I am teaching two. Granted, they are on the same topic so it’s not like I had to do extra prep time or anything but that is TWO HOURS of talking to my peers as if I have something important to impart to them.

As the time has grown closer to my date of presentation (aka doom), I have gotten more and more nervous. What if it’s boring? What if it’s lame? What if no one shows up? What if I faint? What if I get booed out of the room? 

Okay. Maybe I’m being a little melodramatic but still. I don’t know what compelled me to think I could lead a PD for teachers who have been teaching way longer than me and with a lot more success. The only upside is that I’m presenting on a tool that I really love.

Classcraft. My PD is all about how epic Classcraft is. So I’m hoping that my knowledge about the platform, my enthusiasm for how awesome it is, and just my typical awesomeness will help me to not have a total panic attack.

Since the PD is in an hour and a half…wish me luck! Any of you able to relate to this? Have you ever taught a PD and worried you’d have a nervous breakdown? I’d love to hear some advice! Sound off in the comments! 

For now…that’s a wrap!