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Class Participation: Overcome Your Fear of Speaking Up

I was always the student who dreaded speaking in class.  When the teacher called my name, it felt as though I was under a spotlight as all eyes zeroed in on me.  I remember well the heart palpitations, sweaty palms, the racing thoughts, and blood rushing to my head.  What if I got the answer wrong?  What if everyone thought I was stupid?  I wanted to melt into my seat and disappear. Fear of participating in class is nothing uncommon.  For me, it was a mix of social anxiety and low self-esteem that caused...

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