Be aware of what makes you uncomfortable and be with those feelings for a moment. At the risk of answering a question with even more questions, it’s important to identify the source of your hesitation or fear. Are you afraid of administrative retaliation? Are you afraid of saying something incorrect? Are you afraid of being “canceled”? Are you afraid someone will accuse you of something?

Does identifying the source of your discomfort help you process those feelings? What understanding can you draw from that? Are your insecurities related to your opinion about yourself and your ability? If so, are there ways that looking at your training and your experiences can help you feel more confident and comfortable? If not, can you identify additional training that would help? Further, is there a bigger picture that can help you see beyond yourself? What motivates you to teach, and how can that guide you in moments of self doubt?