If you've been wondering if as a stutterer you can teach in a high school, then the answer to your question is yes. However, you are asking this question very late because many of your kind are out there doing some real teaching. All the same you are not alone; you can start the lesson process by reading the tips I have provided in this article; these tips were collected from the assessment I made on some stutterers who are teaching in various high schools. As usual, I will advise that the possibility of these tips working for you will be a function of how ready your mind is and its readiness to let go of your nature.
1. Be Sure to Know the Pros and Cons of the Subject You are Signing For
This is very important and you should make it a priority. When you know what to teach, you will have the confidence to speak before your students irrespective of how severe you stuttering might be.
2. Avoid Covert Stuttering, Be Open to Your Students
One of the ways to gain confidence while dealing with teenagers is by opening up to them who you really are. This step may be hard to take, but it happens to be the only thing that will give you the relaxed mind to go through your job. The good news is that they will be motivated and amazed that you can actually impact knowledge even as a stutterer; plus it will help to encourage those of them who stutter in your class to sit up.
3. Be Tolerant, Avoid Too Much Shouting
Whenever you sign up to deal with teenagers you decide to tolerate whatever thing that may come out of it. You can comfortably teach your students when you learn how to manage their problems and shortcomings. Avoid too much shouting or doing things that will make your pressure to rise; remember stress and anger are one of the things that contribute greatly to your stuttering and so the need to deal with them is of high importance. Be tolerant and learn other ways of handling issues that can make you become unstable.
4. Never Walk into the Class Tensed
The last thing to do in order to manage your stuttering as a teacher is to avoid entering your class tense or when you are worried. This mood has the tendency of diverting your mind thereby making you to stutter unnecessarily even without knowing or noticing it. Make it a habit to define your mood before introducing any class; always remember you are dealing with teenagers who have the ability of reading your mind at foresight.