I just taught on Zoom for the first time. It’s horrible. God, people, why did you do this to yourselves? I’ve only got 1,5 weeks to go but some folks have been on Zoom for months.
It’s boring, uncomfortable, and very boring. And did I mention boring? There is no flow of energy, and why do this if not to exchange energy?
Also, how come students thought it’s ok to sit there with their screens off? Is that a thing in online teaching? It’s absolutely ridiculous. I came into a Zoom room and found 20 black squares staring at me. Who came up with this idiotic tradition?
I had to leave office immediately after this sad parody of teaching because I’m not used to sitting for such long stretches of time. What a sucky experience. Bleh.