So, now the class knows each other as they walk out the door energized yet relaxed...you hope, because the little worm of doubt has been creeping in during the session. The class energey seemed off tonight, you stumbled over your cues, you were feeling a bit tired, or you were subbing a different session and not as familiar with everyone's needs. Or your expectations for your session didn't quite matarialize and now you're wondering if you met the students expectations for class because they seemed more subdued leaving tonight and ohmygosh, did I say something that offended or didn't say enough and I forgot to put the music on but it wasn't the music I wanted it was all wrong...!
Take a deep breath.
Turn off the mental tape player.
A quote from from Amelia Gambetti: "A teacher who says 'I am a good teacher' is in trouble. A good teacher is frequently troubled, in doubt, frustrated. Perfection doesn't exist."
Brenda on Grounding Through the Sitbones recently posted on being the student again (Leaving the Biz..) - on being able to let go of the teacher aspect and immerse yourself in the experience. Let go of your doubts here as well, you did the best class you were able on that given night. Next session is a different session.
So my question is, how do you cope with your angst when it shows up?