Barbara Muir © 2020
As I started to think about writing this tonight the Barenaked Ladies song
One Week came into my mind. I could sing this blog to that tune, but I
won't. But it’s been one year since my last college class in the classroom.
That’s quite the anniversary. When I told a friend this she asked, "What
are you going to do to celebrate that you've succeeded in teaching your
once a week class online for a whole year?" I'm actually teaching my fifth
I love her kind of thinking -- flipping it completely from the sadness of not being
in a live classroom with my students to, "Hey you did it!" And it has been
wonderful teaching on Zoom, and getting to see people without masks. My students
are funny, and smart and I've learned so much from them. I hope they've learned
what they need from me.
Steven and I are going to drink a champagne toast for our success in making it
through this year. It will be a while before we can count on getting a vaccination,
so all of the protocol practices continue – the masks, the social distancing, hand
washing, and hand sanitizing, and – teaching online.
Thank you so much to my students for helping me in every way possible. I’m not
a techie, and I do love teaching.
Have a celebrating your life day.