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Teaching is public speaking. In my book I talk about it being like acting.
As you gain experience in the teaching industry, you will find that your communication techniques grow. You'll find that you'll need to be precise and concise in your wording as students might not understand what you're trying to say, even though an adult might understand it.
The hiring process is very rigorous and you can expect an interview with a panel of educators along with a principal, assistant principal or other campus based professionals. They'll specifically critique your articulation and clarity, so before interviewing,you should definitely address those two credentials. A suggestion that I've often advised to students is to practice with your friends/family. Gather a few of them and ask them to critique answers to questions that a potential interview panel would ask This not only gives you immediate feedback but also lets you practice with familiar people before the real interview. If not, write down some questions and audio record your voice. This is an extremely effective way to find what areas of public speaking you need to address.
Some of the best teachers my kids ever had HATED speaking in front of adults, but were wonderful in front of students in a classroom. As a teacher, you have to be able to relate to the kids, create a bond so that you can motivate them to learn, and be able to speak to them and in front of them. If you can do that, it doesn't matter if you can't or don't want to give speeches in front of crowds of adults.
There are two possibilities you might wish to pursue given your educational background. Most schools at all levels employ consular who deal with students who are experiencing learning problems or who are just losing interest in their studies. Another choice for you might be for you to seek a job as a school administrator however, you might have to take additional courses but at least you could get a position in your chosen field and away from the classroom. I hope this information will be useful in your professional pursues. Ward
I was terrified when I started but once you start and you know your subject matter ( because that what counts) you will get over your fear. Student .teaching will help you get over that. And there is a program called Toast Masters that will teach you to be a great speaker. Look up Toast masters and see where there might be a chapter near you