The Science of Stage Fright (And How to Overcome It)

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Why can speaking in public be so horrifying and have such strong effects on our bodies? Discover the science of stage fright! Your young learners will learn about the connection between stage fright and our natural fight or flight response, how humans are wired to worry about reputation (which public speaking can threaten), and how using perspective and practice, you can work with your vertebrae hypothalamus to adapt to stage fright.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Resource can be used in a variety of classes
  • Interesting explanations for each of the physical signs of stage fright (racing heart, sweaty palms, labored breathing, etc.)
  • Opportunity to flip the video: create your own multiple choice and/or open answer questions to check for understanding, add additional resources, or create a discussion question for an online open forum (requires free online registration)
Cons
  • None
Common Core