Updated: Jun 3, 2020
It’s time to get honest and real. The last week of teaching has been extra challenging as the novelty of online classes and lessons has warn away. I see it in my student’s faces, body language - and I hear it in their voices. ⠀⠀
I look at them and I want to tell them how proud I am of them for carrying on and trying new ways of learning. ⠀⠀
But I also want to tell them that this is hard ... really hard. I’m missing the basic human connection, the raw, natural nuances of the teacher-student relationship that can only happen in person. I want to tell them how angry I am with the situation of the world right now. ⠀⠀
Today, however, I choose to find something different to focus on. Something that will bring a smile to our faces when we meet behind our screens. Will it be the sound of the piano keys or their singing voices? I’m not sure. But I do know that I will find it and I will strive to nurture it.