Being in the spotlight.
That moment when the teacher points at you for an answer. This can be enough to trigger anxiety for some of us. Or maybe your work has been so good, you have been asked to stand up and present it to the whole class, or your year group, or even the whole school. Imagine how that could feel. What started off as pride because of excellent work could easily switch to never wanting to do well again!
Thought might be:
‘If I speak in front of the class, I might something dumb and everyone will laugh at me. If I speak in front of the school, I will be judged by everyone. If I answer a question and get it wrong I will blush and everyone will see I am embarrassed’.