Entry 013 for Sunday April 26th, 2020
#educoffee updates related to this day’s post. On Friday, Donna and Lawrie joined me and we had a great discussion that went on a tangent and we realized that Lawrie may have met my dad back in 1986/87. This led to my dad digging out documents and images which I was relaying on to Lawrie. I tried to bring my dad into the coffee session but we had technical struggles. Hoping they get a chance to chat about Navy days sometime in the future. Small world. Lawrie included this in his blog update and I was able to share that with my dad, mom and family.
My good friend Alan Levine put out a call for participation in a new Splot:
Seeking shared stories of extraordinary educator efforts in responding to coronavirus thing, like https://t.co/LoS1QjLBwn
It might take a few minutes more than a like/retweet/emoji reaction but a new story is much better.
SPLOT share one now please! https://t.co/cohxLxidbf
— Alan Levine (@cogdog) April 22, 2020
So I quickly retweeted this to increase reach but I knew that Alan would gently nudge me in that loving way and I was able to create an entry about the #educoffee project. If you are doing anything in the education space different due to our response to #covid19, please take time to share. It won’t take long at all. The form is quick and since this is a Splot, you can actually go back and edit your entry later if you like. You can find the my entry with the title: “Creating the Staffroom with #EduCoffee” on the site and more details.
The core questions:
- What did you do today? Working with the boys to ensure they are all caught up and understand the use of the technology that their school is using for classes going forward in their secondary school. Prepared a nice breakfast for three of us, the other two opted for cooking a pizza for breakfast with the extra crust I had left from the day before. A great conversation with mom and dad over Google Meet and helping my dad look at upgrade options. His iMac is a 2011 model and has been a champion but really is slow. He needs an update there.
- What did you enjoy? A wonderful conversation with my mom and dad over video chat.
- What did you find difficult? Discipline to not work. I felt guilty about a backlog of feedback (I resist the term grading, that is for beef) that I need to get to. I managed to resist though this Sunday and woke up at 5am on Monday to plow through a backlog of email and get cranking on the feedback before the 11am #educoffee that is the first scheduled item on my agenda.
- What has changed? I miss the campus, I miss seeing those people. Someone shared on Twitter (failed at finding link) that her introvert husband was struggling more than her extroverted self and wondering why. I consider myself an introvert (a social introvert) and I can tell you that I value being able to find my “alone time” but definitely miss the times that I make the decision to be social. Introvert does not mean anti-social despite what the memes tell us. Or at least that is my personal opinion.
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