Catching a Surprise Moment

I would be lying if I called working from home Today’s Perfect Moment.  Sure, I got to wake up later than usual.  I got to drink my coffee like it was Saturday morning and not the rush of a typical Wednesday.  I didn’t need to get on a crowded bus that seems to find potholes the way a bloodhound finds people.  I definitely had a slower pace to my day.  In fact, I didn’t even need to wear socks to work.  As great as that was, it wasn’t the kind of teaching I normally do and that is where my mind is at.

I am glad technology has evolved to the point where this is possible.  I am glad we can continue the fight against Covid 19 and still deliver something for our students.  I would hate for them to miss this opportunity, I just wish the opportunity were somewhat better.  Maybe we need a better online platform to use–but that’s a discussion for another day.

As you can see, I am wrestling with it a bit.  I also admit that it takes a different planning mindset and as a result, I don’t have as much time to blog.  Maybe I have the time, but I am not sure I have the head space.  Sometimes the blogs write themselves, but other times they need deep thinking and space in my brain to slosh around a bit.  That space and time are being taken up by lesson planning and negative news.

So, if I am going to pick one Perfect Moment for Today, it has to be the moment my student realized how to turn the camera on during our teaching session.  The look of surprise was fantastic.  Since most of my students are much younger than I am, and because they inhabit technology on a level that I do not, I am always happy when some aspect of it catches them by surprise.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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7 Responses to Catching a Surprise Moment

  1. leggypeggy says:

    Saying hi, my like button isn’t working anymore.

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