Learning to Teach (Pandemic Edition)
Interview hosted and edited by: Hanbi Lee, 4th Year Arts and Humanities Student
There is no question that this has been a tough year for most people, and amidst trying to continue aspects of life that can’t be put on hold for that long (such as school), we’ve had to adapt to a significant change in the way we go about our day to day responsibilities. A prominent example of this is how we now receive our education entirely virtually. Needless to say, that has made this year especially arduous for students, but professors are not exempt from this challenge. To learn more about the effect of the pandemic from a professor’s point of view, I sat down with Professor Kate Stanley from the Arts and Humanities Faculty and chatted about her personal experience with the pandemic, both at home and in her virtual classroom. From this interview, I learned that professors are also human, and they too have had to adapt to the changing circumstances alongside us.
Tune in to our conversation where Kate shares her response to the pandemic, her obstacles, and her personal reflection about how the pandemic has brought certain changes to her routine. As well, she explains her planning process in preparing for online classes, and her advice for students struggling with adapting to virtual education.