Did you change your spring break plans because of the virus? From what to what?


How did you feel when you were informed the remainder of the semester would be held online?

Panic at first, then raise up to the challenge and prepared 3 classes for online instruction in two days (although just for the first week)

Where will you be living while courses are held online? Is this a change from usual?

Teaching from home

What has been your experience with moving classes online? What’s good? What’s not so good?

Obviously more time for the family and household chores (and those forever cluttered closets!), but more time required to plan the lessons. Also, occasional technical issues were a nuisance.

How has the virus (and the precautions taken to prevent it spreading) impacted your daily life?

No impact actually. The only drawback was a lack of get-togethers.

How worried are you about getting the virus?

Not worried. There is a lot of sickness out there, you cannot live your life worrying not to get sick with cancer, heart problems, diabetes etc.

Do you know anyone who has gotten COVID-19?


Are you staying in? What are you doing to pass the time?

Sure. Cleaning the closets, painting the house, going after the kids (so they get off their computers and do homework), cooking, gardening, and exercising (biking or walking). There’s literary much more time for everything, so I have to be selective and set achievable goals every day.

Are you going out? Where do you go and what is it like?

Yeah, a weekly trip to a grocery store (with a list).

What is giving you hope and/or strength right now?

I never lose hope anyway, I am a cancer survivor, so I know this, too, will pass.

Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about what you’re feeling or experiencing right now?

We can do it! We will come out better and more experienced after all this! Use some humor to survive, and don’t dramatize the situation. My pictures show my professional look to the students online and my actual look 🙂