We interrupt our regularly programmed activities, zoom and otherwise, to bring you THIS important message:
THANK YOU FACULTY AND STAFF FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS AS YOU KEEP TEACHING and help our students KEEP LEARNING!!!!
As we stride towards the summer and into the latter half of Spring term 2020, there is a lot to celebrate. In a few short weeks we changed our mindsets about education because we had to. We moved from the comfort and familiarity of our classrooms to a new plane — Zoom, navigating synchronous and asynchronous class meetings, and more. Faculty and staff kept teaching.
Of course, that’s not all. Faculty and staff had to do it all while carving out space at home, balancing the demands of multiple roles. We know this can be and is wearing (see this great website from CTL’s Brooke Howland on fostering a culture of care during the pandemic). Take care of yourselves too. Near 4000 classes went remote. Thousands of students are able to continue getting at education. Your efforts made this possible.
While many of us often and frequently appreciate what education and educators have done for us personally, this week the nation appreciates teachers. Today, May 5th, is National Teacher appreciation day. Although you may not hear it from students or colleagues as often as you would like, your work is important.
We at Oregon State University’s Center for Teaching and Learning want to take this moment to THANK YOU for all your efforts:
GREAT things ARE happening in classes this term while the pandemic rages on.
What YOU are doing is MAKING a DIFFERENCE.
YOUR WORK IS APPRECIATED!!