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What is impostor syndrome and why do many teachers suffer from it? As teachers, we are sometimes expected to be experts in so many areas that it is easy to feel like frauds. But sometimes, severe feelings of inadequacy can impact negatively on our careers and our lives. Chia Suan Chong, our ETp blogger, explores how we can start dealing with it.
In our main feature, Richard McNeff's tales of weeping, traumatised students, classroom equipment crashing down on teachers’ heads and quizzes scuppered by over-enthusiastic colleagues are enough to strike fear into the heart of anyone about to enter the classroom, thinking that they’ve got it sorted.