This is the first real day of the holidays for me and I am lounging in the quiet of the empty flat. I have slept in, had coffee in bed with the cats curled up next to me, read a bit and finished my book on the sofa.
All things considered, I must say teaching from home for the last three weeks has challenged me, has made me proud and was, partly, once I got it, fun. After being a teacher for more than ten years, it seems lately I have been set in my ways, and this situation has forced me to evolve.
Here is what I have learned. 🙂
1. I am able to schedule meetings on Microsoft Teams’ calendar, with classes or individual students.
2. I am able to lead such a meeting to discuss marks and tasks.
3. I have familiarized myself with Excel, though my level can only be described as rudimentary at best.
4. I have learned to upload assignments on Teams, and to check them.
5. I can now correct digitally in Word, which is “cute“ as a friend described it (this is a direct quote from her, she works in controling).
6. I can manage to use SharePoint and notify others of this usage.
7. I have learned which tasks NOT to give my students coz they bore me too much if I have to correct every individual one digitally.
8. I have learned my boss actually has an astute sense of humour that made my day on Friday.
9. I have been forced to learn to distance myself from some colleagues of mine that tried to lean on me too hard.
10. I have practised solving conflicts with colleagues in an amicable way and succeeded once.
11. I have drawn lines for students not to cross in the world of digital communication.
12. I have remembered that I actually like trying out new things in my job.🙂🙂🙂
… to be continued!