5 signs you participate in class too much (and how to chill out)
#1 Your teacher pauses before calling on you
It’s not because she’s preparing herself to be dazzled by your intelligence. Rather, she wants to see if anyone else is gonna throw a hand in the air before she defaults to you.
#2 …or says, “Anyone else know the answer?”
Yeah, not a joke—she really wants to see your classmates taking the lead, too. You should aim to split time equally among yourselves instead of taking the lion’s share.
#3 Your classmates roll their eyes when you answer a Q
Similarly, they aren’t amused. Chances are, they’re a little annoyed—especially if they happen to know the answers but can’t get a word in edgewise around your verbosity.
#4 People start relying on you to take the lead in class
Ever been working with a group and your classmates automatically look to you for direction? Sometimes it’s nice to be the one sailing the ship, but you shouldn’t have to do all the work, ever.
#5 When you’re under the weather, the classroom is dead quiet
Everyone has gotten so used to you answering Teach’s questions that they can’t remember a time when they raised their hand, too…so they just, uh, stopped. And you not being in the mood to be a brainiac isn’t making them rev their engines.
Sound familiar? OK. Here’s how to chill out, chica
Give yourself a solid limit: You can answer two, maybe three questions every class, tops. Your teachers know you’re smart, and you prove it constantly on homework, quizzes, tests and papers. They don’t need a daily reminder, and neither do your classmates. And if they really need you to answer a Q, they’ll call on you even when your hand isn’t raised, just ‘cause they know you’re engaged in the material.
Are you a chronic hand-raiser? Tell us in the comments!
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