Ode to Teaching and Learning Online
If teaching online
Could enrich young minds
I’d front line it
If Zoom morning meetings
Could beat in-person greetings
I’d co-sign it
If novel studies in G-Suite
Could light mind fires like Hot Seat
I’d design it
If blurry faces in gallery view
Could bring joy and love like hugs do
I’d refine it.
If “3 Quick Tips” in weekly office hours
Could beat a teacher’s superpowers
I’d enshrine it.
If I’m forced into remote teaching
Could mean there’s no one I’m reaching?
I’d decline it!!
But if our lives aren’t worth saving
And the virus continues its graving
Retirement? Maybe I’ll find it.