We are just at the beginning of this rhythm in time. Students of history will already be thinking about Cassandra, the 1918 pandemic, Isaac Newton's productivity surge during the Great Plague, and so on, reminding us all that history and nature play out in cyclical narratives with repeating patterns.
For the immediate future, my local students in San Francisco will be joining those I already work with online. I've taught literature and writing to small groups on Zoom since last year and am happy to have a head start using this technology. I'm confident I can help you make the best of remote learning with tips both for school classes and tutoring.
Working on writing and organization can even be easier online, since we're dealing with shared documents much of the time. Now we don't have to crane our necks to look at each other's screens! This format will affect everyone a little differently. It will accentuate challenges for some, while others may find they prefer it.
There's so much to discover and adjust to. Change is the only real constant. Let's keep our positive attitudes, compassion for one another, and remember to take breaks from our screens as we dive in.
When you forget you're working until you realize you're done.