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Our school had a crazily great genius idea last year: to start off this year with teachers becoming students for three days and attending a digital conference.
With assembly, lessons, study periods, angst of being late...the whole bowl of wax.
Yes, we've replicated the pressure, the digital confusion, the joy, the highs, the lows, the what-have-you-got-next? and what-do-we-need-for-class? conversations, in short - the difficulty of being students again, to a brilliant degree.
Funny watching staff reacting to this new state of affairs after 6 weeks holiday. Me included. Flash backs to Mt Albert Grammar have been a feature. And I've been exhausted doing that and trying to gear up for the real students' return next week, as well as interviewing for vacant positions. Phew!
Suffice to say we have new found respect and sympathy for our students who do this every day!
A great start to the year!