Man, what an odd time to be alive.
I keep having to remind myself that nearly everyone in the country is going through the same situation. This means that we are all in this together.
As Caitlyn and I had been conversing through the past week, there are quite a few things on our minds as far as how society moves forward from here. Think about all those people who couldn’t work from home for whatever reason, suddenly, everyone is now expected to work from home if you are able. How suddenly being lazy is the most productive thing you can be doing for your country.
How quickly the “rules” change when they have to.
As a teacher, one of the things that has been hardest for me is moving to full online courses with my students. As teacher who thrives on the social interaction, remote learning is going to be a learning experience for all parties involved. Luckily, I had most of the tech skills needed to put together some pretty fun YouTube videos for my students. I tried hosting live sessions last week but I think students at this age are still a bit reluctant to join a live video chat with their teacher, instead opting for a video they can watch when they wake up at 2pm. So…I just make videos now. I guess I always wanted a real reason to put together web tutorials, now here’s my chance.
With the future uncertain, we may watch these kids log on before watching them walk across a digital stage. Or make a new account to download prom on their phone.
I feel bad for this year’s graduating class, and college seniors too. They may be deprived of the final rites of passage into adulthood. C’est la vie.
Caitlyn and I have been doing exactly what we are supposed to be doing. Hanging at home and only going out when necessary. Our days consist of lots of dog walks, a lot of time in front of a screen and books. With so much free time, I should be grateful to be able to do all the things that I wish I could do “if only I had more time.”
I’m reading 1984 again. I started a while back since the seniors were reading it for school and I thought it would be cool to be able to talk to them about the book. With the future uncertain, I’m in too deep to stop now, we’ll just have to see what happens to Winston in Room 101 with O’Brien.