It is hard to write about Perfect Moments when I am somewhat cooped up at home. After returning from Colombia, it seems that work wanted me to spend another week in self imposed isolation. I get it. However, since all of the students come from abroad, and they weren’t asked to self isolate, I questioned it. I certainly understand not endangering my co-workers, but ….again, all of our students come from other countries and they arrive every week.
This all became a moot point now that my work is going to close the school for two weeks. I am not sure what led up to this decision, but I suspect it had something to do with teachers fearing for their safety, and then asking their representatives to do something about it. Again, that is mere speculation because nothing seems to be done with any real transparency.
So, as far as I know, online teaching will begin. I predicted that this is where we were headed anyway. This just speeds up the process before the technology, training and resources are really in place.
Why an I telling you all this? Besides a few jokers, this community that I am part of has proven to be the more level headed and thoughtful than the others I belong to.
Thanks for letting me vent.