As you know, my daughter had to finish her semester of college at home. This was obviously challenging for a variety of reasons. Her classes were not set up to be done in a virtual atmosphere, and both professors and students kept trying to adapt.
Today, I give a shout out to her theology professor.
Her university is Catholic and has core requirements so she must take two semesters of theology. Her theology class happened to have a large number of foreign students, so he said that being live for classes was not mandatory and that they were free to watch the lectures on tape. He also changed it to one lecture a week instead of three.
Students from as far away as the Philippine’s and Vietnam still showed up every Tuesday at 3pm EST, even though it was about 3am local time.
This past Tuesday, the last day of class, he personally called out every student by name and thanked them for making the absolute best in the absolute worst of times, highlighting their professionalism and attitude and work ethic.
Cheers to all of them, for showing up, for working hard, and for adapting the best they could. Cheers to a teacher that understood that there were greater lessons to be learned than those within the four walls of the classroom.