Overcoming Impostor Syndrome in Teaching

“Impostor Syndrome,” or the feeling of being an intellectual fraud, is common among teachers, says Sindhumathi Revuluri, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education at Harvard University. In a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Revuluri says that impostor syndrome can affect a range of teachers from new graduate students to established faculty members. Revuluri offers some tips for combatting impostor syndrome including focusing on what you have accomplished instead of what you hope to accomplish, avoiding comparing yourself to people on social media, being realistic about your work, and learning how to take criticism.