Blogust 5

Calling all professors

Calling all professors

Especially the new ones—

Who feels overwhelmed about the Fall semester? *raises hand*

I’m trying to remember that it’s normal to be nervous as a new-ish professor. I’m trying to remember that teaching online is inherently stressful when you didn’t plan to teach online. I’m trying to remember that teaching during a pandemic isn’t supposed to be easy. It’s just a lot to remember when you want to go a good job. I still have about a week and a half before the semester starts, so I’ll be spending a lot of time preparing and trying to make sure my online modules are clear/instructions for how to prep for each synchronous session are clear. Sigh. I know I don’t have to have the whole semester planned out before it starts, but it feels like I do and with my brain I WISH I HAD THE TIME TO DO THAT. UGH. I like having the ENTIRELY of a thing figured out before I begin to present… it’s like… my brain gets hung up on the details– well, how can you post the syllabus if you’re unsure about this reading 10 weeks from now? READ EVERYTHING HAVE EVERYTHING SET!


I know that’s not realistic. I know it’s not, but that’s how my brain works. Sigh. I’ll have a lot of letting go to do this semester. lol.


Much love to you




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