I noticed a certain way I’ve grown today. As Penn State prepares for the possibility of moving to online instruction in case of a COVID-19 spread on campus, I, along with so many other teachers across the US, must think in flexible, innovative, and technological ways.
Flexible. Innovative. Technological. I notice how I’m not afraid or even annoyed by having to learn to integrate new platforms and applications into my teaching modules online. I stand ready! I stand eager to learn. Nobody knows what each day brings with news of more illness, so I stay flexible. There’s no fear of failure or stress. It’s more of an attitude of anticipation to learn a new way to teach.