By Emily Salines
As we are starting to settle into online delivery, reading again this article by Aisha S. Ahmad in the Chronicle of Higher Education (27 March 2020) – ‘Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure’ – reminds us to breathe and pace ourselves.
The article reminds us that in due course we can reach a time when creativity can flourish in the midst of the most challenging circumstances. The encouragement to take time to adapt, and the three stages outlined by Ahmad (1. Security; 2. Mental shift; 3. Embrace a new normal) could feed into the way we approach our online teaching, reminding us to give our students the space and the time to transition to new ways of learning.