Finding some Rhythm in the Virtual Classroom (and other stuff)

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Today’s Perfect Moment is getting back into the rhythm of work and realizing that I hadn’t forgotten how to teach. Yes, it’s silly to think that with so many years of experience that I would feel that way, but the truth is that any time spent away from the classroom gives rise to such thoughts. I don’t take them very seriously, but they are there.

Class, although far from Perfect, went well enough that I can label the whole thing as a Perfect Moment. It felt comfortable and nothing dragged. It was good to catch up with my students to see how they have progressed in my absence. It was also good to touch base with their anxiety over Covid 19 and how it will affect them when they return to their countries.

On another note, I purchased an agenda (some people call them planners, or schedulers–probably some other terms I am not up on). I decided to do this to work on my accountability project. I just grabbed something inexpensive from the Dollar Tree (sometimes I prefer this place over Dollarama). I had to search harder than I expected to find something suitable, but in the end I managed it. The other problem is that these stores are full of temptingly cheap chocolate and soft drinks. Luckily, I managed to not buy any temptations…… this time.

In this agenda, I am listing all the exercise and positive things I am doing. Currently this will include notes on exercise and reading. I want to be able to see how I am doing when I need to be accountable for my New Year’s resolutions.

I considered listing some of my bad things (I ate a piece of chocolate that I got for Christmas) but I decided that I didn’t see the point in that. If I want to obsess about what I am eating or how much TV I am watching and want to have a book of shame, I will make a separate book for that.

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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8 Responses to Finding some Rhythm in the Virtual Classroom (and other stuff)

  1. retrodee says:

    A diet tip is to not make all things forbidden; then you will desire them more. SO allow a piece of chocolate or something not on the diet at least every other day. 🙂

  2. We need to move away from feeling shame for little perks that might not be considered healthy. Those perks are often what move us on to keeping on track.

  3. I started using MyFitnessPal again on New year’s day it’s a pain in the butt however it does make you immediately aware of everything you’re eating and all the nutritional information about it. I was going to switch but realize that it sinks with my Garmin watch and app so since it has the biggest database and I have a history with it I’m going to give it a try. There’s a premium version with even more stuff. But I got some health news today and I definitely need to improve so hopefully I can especially while I have the time. My main goal is simply to eat more vegetables hopefully that’ll be filling enough and provide fiber and nutrition so that I won’t want to have the less healthy stuff.

  4. bgddyjim says:

    Sounds good, Anthony.

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