Responding to Linda's friend's boss.... Granted I teach at the HS level,
but I feel like what is making this successful so far is being able to
maintain the relational piece of teaching. I'm lucky to be teaching at a
private school with small classes so I can do that!

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 10:52 AM Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>

> Hi Elizabeth, I hope you and your family are well.
> I've just had a conversation with a colleague (name withheld on purpose)
> who says their Chair suggested that since they are going to on-line
> classes, the Chair now feels the educator can cope with doubling the size
> of the class--for the same pay.....
> This sort of conversation is going on now. One may have a boss who is just
> a jerk, or working for a business that sees economical pressure in general.
> Elizabeth, you bring an excellent suggestion of comparing notes when we
> are back to "normal".  That might take a long while.  I think your idea
> could be helpful to those who may be struggling with how to cope with these
> challenges now.  Putting our heads together may provide helpful suggestions
> that may reduce stress levels for our educators, as well illustrators in
> general.  We could do that with this ListServ.
> I had a quote on a post-it for many years. "When emotions rise,
> intelligence falls."   We have difficulty in thinking straight when we are
> highly stressed.  Putting our heads together could help.
> Take care,
> Cheers,
> Linda
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> On 3/25/20 7:17 AM, Elizabeth Morales wrote:
> Like many of my GNSI colleagues, I have been working from my home studio
> for many years. So my interaction with clients and most GNSI friends has
> been largely online. But you know, this feels very very different — this
> feeling of extreme inconvenience with a bass note of fear and terror.
> Good luck to all dealing with this new world of digital instruction.
> Everyone I know who teaches is trying to get up to speed on Zoom to produce
> serviceable online classrooms. (One friend who is a dance instructor is
> producing videos in her living room. I’ve been beta-testing them for her!)
> Perhaps, when we are back to normal (unappreciated until now?) we can
> have a panel discussion at our next annual meeting about how we all coped
> with these challenges, what creative work-arounds we created to keep our
> work moving along.
> Best to all,
> Elizabeth
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