On Mar 25, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:Hi Lore:
Clearly, there are two sides (maybe more :) to each issue and solution. We will encounter both in the months to come.
I entirely agree that there will be great innovations that evolve from necessity. It's good to share both the positive and the negative.
On 3/25/20 8:01 AM, Lore Ruttan wrote:
[log in to unmask]" class="">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]> wrote:
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.
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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