Confidence Building Guide: Reading

Resource 1: Confidence and the Impact of Fear on Equity

The author describes her personal perspectives on why the fear of judgment leads to the silencing of diverse perspectives.

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Resource 9: Why Fear Prevents Students from Meeting Standards

This essay discusses how the fear of public speaking leads to inequities in students’ abilities to meet speaking and listening standards.

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Resource 13: Embracing Social Fears and Anxieties

This essay discusses specific tips to embrace the fear of public speaking and value audience connection.

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Resource 16: The Audience’s Burden: How Positive Community Conquers Fear

This essay discusses the audience’s role in helping people feel less anxious, including behaviors to avoid and mindsets to adopt.

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