My HTML class went pretty well today. I never quite got in the zone, but it wasn’t bad. If you’ve never taught a class or given a lecture or spoken in public you may not know the zone, but it’s great when it happens. My friend-who-must-not-be-named said it must be like sex, only you don’t have quite as many people watching.
My boss and his boss both attended the class and were complimentary about it. I will have to do better next week, though, I’m afraid, if I don’t want to lose some of the students. I didn’t engage enough with the attendees and didn’t make the connection that makes them really get interested in the subject. That’s what I’ll focus on next time.
I do know what you mean about the zone. Both my husband and I were teachers. The zone is something you can’t really force. It just happens and seems to happen best when you are relaxed and simply enjoying yourself.