Friday, March 27, 2020

Pandemic Teaching

I used to complain about having the kind of job that didn't allow for teleworking.

Well, here I am at the end of week 2 of online teaching so I guess I do have the kind of job for teleworking.

In this new reality, I find structure works best.  Every workday I wake at 7:30 and jump right in the shower.  What a bonus to sleep two and a half hours more than I was just fourteen days ago.  By 8:00 am I'm in my "office" checking on what work my students have completed overnight.

As the day wears on I respond to students who have questions about assignments and due dates.

3:00 pm signals the official end to my workday.

I'm hopeful that we will all be back in the classroom when the new school year starts because, even though we can make do for now, teleworking and teaching aren't the perfect match. 


  1. Nope, not. at. all. I always wondered if I would like telework, and I think I have my answer.

  2. I'm not a huge fan of teleworking,either, although I am enjoying taking as long as I like to drink my coffee. I like your structure, Mary. I am kind of all over the place with my schedule.

  3. I also like a more leisurely morning, but I miss seeing those kids.

  4. Agree totally. Like Jan, I'm all over the place too. But I think we all have our answer about telework!

  5. Yep - I agree- teleworking not my favorite. But, you do highlight some of the perks - as long as they are temporary!