Yesterday, Julia had two online class meeting and unfortunately we missed a third one. They were all set up the day before and if a student hadn’t checked where teachers usually post assignment, the student missed meetings. These pre-class meet ups feel random but we in pre-schedule days. It feels chaotic, hit or miss. I want the schedule, the instruction book, some thing sure. We are riding the waves like surfers and I happened to want to walk the well trod path. Possibly paved.
At the beginning of the week, I cleared my google calendar. Julia glanced over at my computer and was appalled at what I was doing-wiping away school dismissal times, my HILR classes, her cello lessons, spring break travel plans, the school musical, etc. We needed a calming talk to ease her mind. Then, I added new appointments, mostly on zoom, and there is no pattern. Not yet. Almost immediately there were conflicts—why does everyone, meaning 3 groups, want to schedule meetings at 1 p.m. on Thursdays? I need the calm talk right now. We will miss appointments/classes/meetings. And with gentle pushes forward and some long steady breaths, it will work out. Continue reading