"‘Please Wear Pants’ and Other New Rules of Pandemic College Teaching" (post) outlines some of the many new concerns and considerations instructors face when teaching with Zoom.
- The whole (brief) post is worth reading as it addresses the following situations and offers some practical suggestions.
1. Rules You Never Thought You'd Need
- "[P]lease don’t do drugs and don’t drink while class is going on."
- "[P]lease wear pants of some kind. People forget.”
- "If you have to use the restroom, please don’t take your computer in there with you."
2. Some Considerations When Teaching
- "Conversations once confined to a classroom and a group that has agreed to abide by guidelines for speaking and listening respectfully now may be overheard by parents or partners not bound by such conventions."
- "[S]tudents [may] get uncomfortable during remote classes when other people in their homes get within earshot."
- Some students are "not going to be able to have [a particular] conversation with [that] person [t]here."
- “[H]ow to keep people safe and also allow them the opportunity to take intellectual risks?”
- "[R]eading the room"/"gaug[ing the class atmosphere" for interest, boredom, confusion, etc.
- "[H]ow to navigate the emotional landscape of the class"