Now all bets are off. Everyone has had to do the COVID pivot, converting their lesson plans to online whether they like it or not, and in the relative blink of an eye. And 10 months in, the expectation is that everyone should be good at it, right? We’re teachers! We can do all things!
This is the challenge. Not all subjects are terrific in the virtual world. Not all students can sit still and passively take in information in a 2D format. Not all teachers are familiar enough with technology to make it work for them instead of them working for it. People are struggling with isolation, anxiety, depression in addition to having to adapt to this new normal.
What we can do is learn from our peers about what works, what doesn’t, and what we have to contribute to the conversation.
This is the point in the broadcast where I was hoping for a little help from my teacher community. I sent out a notice a couple of months ago (and many times since) for you all to send in clips or passages detailing your best victory in the virtual world.