Hi there, I started my teaching practice last week, a long time after my fellow PGCE students who started weeks ago. I initially started with 15 minute revision sessions, and taught my first full length classes yesterday, one of which my mentor officially observed. I did a further two revision sessions today. My problem is that I am really struggling badly with nerves, although I am as confident as it gets in real life. Also, I got a lot of negative feedback from my tutor after the observation, which has really knocked me for six; I do understand that I will need to improve at the beginning but I just feel completely useless. All my friends and family think I was 'born to teach' and I have loved every part of the PGCE, right up to actually teaching! Thought I would love teaching but at the moment it is just such a scary experience. Also had a bad experience today, one of the revision sessions didn't go very well, and it was in a teacher's class who had not entrusted her teachers to me previously, or seen me teach before. I now feel an absolute failure, the teacher did not seem happy with me one bit. Will things get better? I want to be a good teacher more than anything in the world, and happily give everything in my PGCE 100% effort, I'm just feeling so disillusioned and terrified that the college won't end up offering me a job at the end of the course (which is what was suggested would happen when I started the PGCE). Thanks for reading this, it would be wonderful if you or anyone could give me some advice. Thanks.