Returning to Where I Was Before COVID

The last time I was in the building at the community college where I had taught for twenty one years was before the shutdown in March 2020 due to COVID. I taught some classes via ZOOM, but not in the building. My morning classes is in an elementary school building, so that resumed in August 2020, but no in person classes for the college.

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Tuesday evening I returned to the building. I am teaching an evening class Tuesday and Thursday evenings. It was strange but good being back in the building.

It kind of reminded me of returning to my city from an international trip after being gone for a month. At first everything seems a bit weird. As I walked through the hallway, memories came to me of former students and of classes I had taught.

I am grateful I was able to teach online, but teaching in person is so much better. Being in the building also allows me to interact with and get to know students from all of the ESL classes. That was how I became known as the teacher and had been my introduction to the many diverse people groups in my city.

It was kind of like a time warp back to the future moment. Same building, a classroom I had used before, but different in that everyone was wearing a mask. It took a few minute to get my bearings again.

I am grateful that even when the world is turned upside down by a pandemic, Jesus is the one constant. He never changes. I am also grateful for how he brought me through it all.

Now to give the students some fun homework. πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

12 thoughts on “Returning to Where I Was Before COVID

  1. Wow. You are meeting face to face there already. As for us here in the Philippines, we are still battling covid and covid cases are still rising so we could not meet face to face.

    I miss having classes inside a room.

    Blessings! Indeed, God is with us. He is the only constant in this world.

  2. I was just talking to my cousin this week, who is a teacher too. She was saying how glad she is to be back in the classroom. She’s says it’s much more effective. I too am thankful Jesus is constant. πŸ™πŸΏ

  3. Welcome back to more opportunities to teach face-to-face with your students. I can’t imagine teaching without personal connections with my students. My final nine years of teaching were in a middle school. There have been past days when I wondered how I would have taught computer applications virtually.

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