Taught first Zoom class, 8 students. Oof, even a 50 minute class is draining, very different from the in-person teaching experience, which I usually find energizing. Maybe it’s my unfamiliarity with videoconferencing still, and the stress of adapting to a new system? I hope so. I’d like to get back to the energetic give and take of a normal class dynamic.
We pretty much spent the whole class on around the room check-in, Covid-19 discussion, and then review of logistics for both the university overall, and for our class, so not the most engaging material. On Friday, we’ll actually be talking about stories, so I’m hopeful that that’ll help make it more fun for everyone.