I am not a technophobe. As evidenced by this blog, I have at least a minor ability to use the computer and cellphone. However, I must admit that I have clearly not picked up enough of the tricks or technical skills to transfer all of my teaching skills online. I am trying hard to produce a worthwhile class, but I am finding some aspects difficult.
Today’s Perfect Moment is not a whine festival. Instead, it is a celebration that I found at least one work around for one of the many challenges that online teaching has put up in front of me. Until today, I had no way of getting the students to do any listening tasks. Today I found a crude and if I am being honest, a bit desperate way to accomplish that. Instead of worrying about it, I want to celebrate.
It has taken me a few weeks to figure this out. I have never wanted to be an old dog that couldn’t learn new tricks. I know things are changing, and this enforced working from home has sped those changes up. We all may have to adjust to more than staying six feet away from people and no longer shaking hands or high-fiving at every available opportunity. I cannot predict what changes will be long lasting, but I know they are coming.
Today’s Perfect Moment was coming up with a solution to a problem and not declaring myself a dinosaur just yet.