How do you know what to say?
You don’t want to patronise people. And you definitely don’t want to short-change them. You want to be helpful. So it’s an easy mistake to make. I’ve done it myself. Several times.
Teaching practice was scary. I was scared of running out of things to say, or things for learners to do. I went into every session with enough material for a week. The thought of blank, bored faces was terrifying.
Here’s what my tutors said:
‘Your students are confused. Information overload. Again.’
Knowing what to say and what to leave out is tricky.