I have written about this before.
Teaching online: the hard days.
Well, today was a hard day.
I literally sat for 7 hours.
I skipped lunch.
No bathroom break.
No one to blame, but myself.
Still trying to do everything humanly possible and more to engage my students even as I recognize that I’m working harder than most of them. Even as I try to do everything I can think of to turn over the responsibility of learning and doing to them.
I am running out of energy. I don’t know how I’ve made it this far.
There were so many moments today when I felt like I was talking to myself.
Nothing in the chat.
No hands raised.
No thumbs up in the air.
Just me talking away.
Who was I to think I could handle online teaching?
And, yet, tomorrow I’ll show up again with a smile on my face.
Teacher life, take #2.
Cross posted to The Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Tuesday Story Challenge.