One of my NWU colleagues has died. It seems like it was sudden, but unrelated to the Covid-19 epidemic. I don't know. It's not someone I was really close to, but someone I kept in touch with on facebook and was happy to see on campus on those rare occasions when we did.
Facebook is how I found out. Her daughter first, and then some other people posted on her page announcing that she'd died.
It's the sort of thing that leaves me wondering, though I really shouldn't put any energy there. And she was younger than I am by a few years, so it's one of those times when my own mortality seems a bit fragile again.
I'd love to know what sorts of things people are doing to try to make their classes feel like there's at least a little community.
I'm trying to post a little video thing once a week, wearing a different hat each time, mostly saying hello and wishing them well.
I really need help making discussions more effective. If we go on line in fall, I'm going to do them more like I did on D2L.
So much grading. . . so overwhelming and not easy.