And that’s a wrap. My teaching time in this corner of the house has come to an end. I’m excited to return to the school, to get up and move and to teach masked face to masked face, but I have to admit that I’m a little nostalgic for this time already. I had no idea how zoom school was going to go with children that I didn’t know. I was unsure about building a community through a screen and had to rethink all of my teaching ‘systems’ to do my best teaching. But we made it and I learned a lot along the way. I learned...
Children can learn, and I can teach, through a screen. It’s not the same as in person, but it is possible.
I’m capable of doing things I really don’t want to do. There were many days that I just wanted to log off or throw my laptop out the window, but I didn’t. We made it through every single day.
There are some cool things that technology can do.
There are perks to working at home! Like slower mornings, changing my shirt or fixing my hair when I don’t like how it’s looking on the zoom screen, eating lunch with my own children.
Young children are still funny, even through a screen. Lost teeth, their parent’s birthdays, seeing a classmate at a park is all still really exciting.
A classroom community can be built through a screen. We can get to know one another, enjoy each other, care for each other, cheer each other on and laugh together.