Gemma Corby

Perfecting your onstage ‘teacher walk’

The teacher walk is a watched walk, and that creates difficulties, argues Gemma Corby

Teacher walking

Teachers are confident people, right? They have to be, standing in front of a roomful of children, day in, day out. That’s why they are the go-to people to make a speech or read a poem at family events: it’s a breeze for them.

Or is it?

Classrooms are our comfort zones. We own that space. But when we have to step outside it, perhaps to present an assembly or deliver some training, suddenly the simplest things such as talking, breathing and standing become as complicated as understanding superstring theory.

And when it comes to walking, well, that’s when things get really weird.

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