The call to step into the role of teacher can be frightening. Even after your training, you might wonder if you know enough, if you’re ready, if you really have what it takes to be a good teacher. You start comparing yourself to other instructors and trainers, and wonder if you’ll be “that good.”

Role models and archetypes give you something to aspire to and yet, it’s hard not to constantly compare yourself to others. In fact, oftentimes you pin yourself up against limiting beliefs that have no basis in reality. But the greatest disservice you can do to yourself is to juxtapose your status as a new graduate with that of a seasoned educator.

The growth to seasoned educator is a process and the best thing you can do is to honor where you are at in your own journey. Here are a few key practices to actively engage in as you progress from newly certified graduate to the expert in your field. Read full article here.