Faculty Field Notes from March/April 2020
Over the past few weeks we’ve held Faculty Fun Friday Virtual Coffee Chat sessions via Zoom. These sessions have helped us connect, share insights about teaching and learning, personal tips for stress-relief during these uncertain times, and laugh – wow, have we laughed! 🙂
Thanks to everyone who has joined us so far, we’ve compiled a list of “Faculty Field Notes” for March. Have some time on your hands over the next few Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. EST? Join us for a fun-filled and supportive hour!
Key College Resources
- GSC’s Central COVID-19 Resource: This website is your one-stop shop to find all updates related to the College’s COVID-19 response, and includes FAQs to help you with student questions, resources, and updates.
- Teaching Online First Aid Kit: This new resource area shares quick links with tips and resources for teaching online and self-care.
- K-12 Supports: The College’s School of Education has developed COVID-19 response resources.
- How do you manage your Moodle subscriptions? Make sure you are getting the emails you need!
- Resources for engaging students in an online classroom!
Faculty Shared Fun & Informative Resource
During our faculty coffee chats, we’ve laughed about how clean our houses are now and how ‘you know you’re in a pandemic when you use a sanitizing wipe to wipe down the bottle of sanitizing wipes’! Other conversations:
- Do We Really Know How to Wash Our Hands? Check out a 45-second video – it’s a fabulous visual!
- DIY Tips: Need to clip your dog’s nails? Touch up that hair root line that’s about to peak? Cut your own hair? Make your own bread? How to make your own hand sanitizer! We’ve been talking about all the things others used to do for us that we just might need to be prepared to do ourselves!
- Gardening: We’ve talked about the history of Victory Gardens, easy straw bale gardens, and planting fruit cocktail trees. These trees bear several types of fruit on one tree, minimizing the need to purchase fruit in the store.
- Feeding the Right Wolf: How to embrace self-care and stay positive.
- Staying Busy: One of the keys to staying sane through all of this is finding productive hobbies. We talked about some of the hobbies we are considering over the next few months. Try starting a 30-day photo project. What about trying a flow art painting? Ever thought about trying to knit or crochet?