With virtual classrooms now being used across the country, we asked trainers about their experiences. Here are some of their best answers.
👨🏽 “Somehow, the silences are even more awkward than usual.”
👱🏻 “I like that I only have to tidy the small area behind the camera and nothing else."
👩🏻 “It’s embarrassing because my apartment looks like a dingy batcave.”
👴🏼 “The other day my students replaced themselves with their pets and it was the best time I’ve had in years.”
👨🏽 “I decided to give a lesson outside by our swimming pool, and a magpie took exception to my teaching.”
👨🏿 "Beware of angled background mirrors, they reveal many horrors.”
👩🏻 “Last week there were two boys in my class called Hugo who were ‘accidentally’ interrupting each other and saying ‘you go, Hugo.’”
👨🏼 “I’m extremely familiar with the insides of my students’ nostrils.”
👨🏻 “Have you ever heard the sound of three whippersnippers, a washing machine, and a blender at the same time? I have.”
👱🏻 "I like it when the connection slows and the students start to sound like a 90’s techno track.”
👩🏽 “I never thought I’d have to say that shirts were mandatory during lessons.”
👨🏻 “If I have to say ‘mute your microphone’ one more time I’m going to explode.”
👱🏻 “More than a few students have asked what was wrong with my hair.”
👩🏻 “The other day my 9-year old burst into the room and said ‘mom my guinea pig sneezed and I think it has coronavirus.’”
👩🏼 “One guy had a bookcase full of books about serial killers and I’m a little scared.”
👩🏻 “Earlier today my cat jumped onto the kitchen bench, threw up, looked directly into the camera and then left.”
👱🏼 “Last week a student ate a full rack of pork ribs. It was like he hadn’t eaten in days.”
👨🏽 “Usually I’d ask students to turn their TVs off in the background, but the other day I got to watch the first half of A Clockwork Orange.”
👨🏻 “In no timeline in any universe will a virtual high five ever be cool.”
👩🏾 “One of my students goes into a cupboard for every one of her classes.””
👱🏻 “A student insists on playing death metal when arriving, and my beagle doesn’t appreciate it.”
👨🏻 “I’ve seen things that I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy.”
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