- Talk to your students, not your Bible, your notes, the whiteboard, or the ceiling.
- Good eye contact does not mean staring or gazing. Those are likely to make a person uncomfortable and lose their concentration -- and less likely to understand the material or participate in discussion.
- Good eye contact is three to five seconds on a person if they are not speaking to you, and full attention when they are. (If they're making a comment to the group, you may not have to keep eye contact on them all the time.)
- Don't flit your eyes around and try to hit everyone for 0.2 seconds. That's not meaningful and only reinforces any nervousness you already have!
- Watch your students as well as listen to them. Look for signs of being bored or being lost.
- Avoid focusing only on your "best" and "worst" students.