Thursday, August 25, 2022

Adjusting on the Fly

Because of our new online sub scheduling system, Mr. P knew who his sub would be before his week out started, and he emailed me the lesson plans. 

While normally the classes would be making something with clay (ceramics class), because it was the first full week of school, the students had assignments on the computer. (They were to read the syllabus and to learn about the elements of art and principles of design.) 

I am now very familiar with Google Classroom, so when I saw the plans, I asked Mr. P to add me to his classes so I could troubleshoot any issues. Because I knew there would be an issue.

Thursday. I logged into the computer and double checked the day's assignments. They were scheduled to post... on Friday. Sigh.

Yes, I was very glad that I had access. It was very easy to post the lessons for the day, and the only thing the students noticed was that I had posted the day's assignments rather than Mr. P. 

And this is why I'm glad I insisted on being added to the class. (It's really easy to remove myself from the class after I'm done.) It's so much easier for me to just fix the issue while I'm in class rather than having to try to contact the teacher. (And since I don't know why he's missing class, getting a hold of him might be difficult in the moment.) 

5 comments:

  1. Good thing you’re proactive about this stuff

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    1. I learned a lot of this the hard way. There's nothing worse than having a whole class' assignment not post and there's nothing I can do about it. (The teacher today has even given me a teacher I can contact who has access just in case something goes awry.)

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  2. Hi Liz makes sense to always be prepared ... cheers Hilary

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  3. Learning the hard way and moving forward with the knowledge gained was the key to your success. Smiled, reading this.

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    1. Yeah, I learned lots of things the hard way. It helps me prevent them from happening again in the future.

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