I finally got to teach in person today, and what a pleasure, what a high! That lifelong teachers would voluntarily give up this extraordinary pleasure is something I will never understand.
This was my translation course. I put students in the lab and had them translate the course syllabus. I worked with everybody individually because I can see their screens and can observe what everybody is doing constantly. There’s no way of re-creating this on Zoom with 22 students.
At the end of the class session, we calculated how much money each student would have made if this were an actual translation order.
I had insomnia tonight and woke up shattered. But after teaching, I’m filled with energy and joy. Fuck Zoom. Long live real teaching.