It’s welcome week at university. I gave a short talk on Japanese culture to freshers in a university induction. It included a 10-minute talk and some demonstrations. I was nervous before going to the classroom, but everything was fine once I started talking because students were keen and it made me relaxed. When I stood in front of them, I forgot almost everything I wanted to mention and show to them, but quickly reorganised the structure of my talk. It went surprisingly well because I was able to interact with the students more frankly.
On the day before, in the preparation time, I was feeling some anxieties until I found a vision which students would be interested in. Luca gave me much advice about teaching skills after I did a practice. His feedback was to supply more visual variations in my PowerPoint slides and to give clearer instructions to students.