Hi All! Sorry if this is not allowed, but I figured no better place to learn about teaching than from other teachers! I am about to start my Student Teaching experience in August. I am terrified for many reasons, but mainly because I get such stage fright in the classroom. I have so many ideas, but when I get up in front of the room I tend to freeze up and get stoic. I know this sounds a bit weird, but I fear the student's opinions of me at times, and I of course do not want to make mistakes in front of my mentor teacher, so I end up looking lifeless. I love teaching, I love the students, and I love coming up with new ideas to portray the material. So, I don't want my stage fright to make it appear as if I should not be a teacher. Did anyone else struggle with this? How did you conquer it if you did? Thanks so much for the help !