While these are uncertain times, I want to assure you all that we teachers are working hard to make sure students are getting the best education they can! We are in constant discussion with each other about the multitude of amazing resources that are available to us! Personally, I am facilitating forum-style discussions using Facebook groups. Additionally, I will be using those groups to provide students with other online resources and sometimes just posting something funny or asking questions to allow us all to destress.
Even though its timing is not ideal, it will present to all of us an opportunity to try out new learning and teaching methods that could open us all up to innovative ways of approaching our subjects. For example, in my Speech Communication course, students will be recording themselves delivering their speeches. In a world where more presentations and interviews are done over the internet, this will prove to be a great way for students to get used to what lies ahead for them.
In the end, I know our students, just like our teachers, are hard workers, and we will work together to make this work smoothly and in a way that will create a great learning environment for us all. Stay safe and wash your hands!
English and Communication Instructor