This presentation will be cognizant of the changes experienced during the transition from student to teacher of record, and from teacher of record to administrator. Many have come to college very naïve – especially first-generation college students. They have had trouble acclimating to the new environment of college life, and the rigors of college studies. As they prepared for their chosen career, many have had problems with all the required exams to be become certified teachers. Now, they are reaching their goal of becoming certified teachers, and as they begin their career with a special type of excitement, they simultaneously experience so much anxiety. Those certification tests haunt them, even though they know the content. Once established as teachers, about 10% will go on to graduate studies and work toward becoming PK-12 administrators. Once again, they will be hounded by self-doubt, nervous about an entirely new set of very technical information and skills, and frightened at the prospect of ever more demanding certification exams and assessments. The transition itself is beset with anxiety. Fortunately, some will share very candidly about that transition and its accompanying angst. Come. Hear and discuss what they’ve shared. Perhaps we will all be better equipped to equip our learners to defeat transition anxiety.

Authors: Lou Lloyd-Zannini, Barba Aldis Patton

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2021)

  • Date of Conference: 22-24 November 2021
  • DOI: 10.20533/LICE.2021.0022
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-42-6
  • Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)