A big thank you to readers!

Thanks to the many of you who have reached out to share that my recent post about using pedagogy, not unfamiliar technology, to teach compassionately during a time of crisis has been useful! And thank you especially to administrators who have embraced this position–your faculty need your assurances, and the message to teach with compassion needs to come from you!

Today’s a big day in this academic’s life–an NPR mention! I’m really gratified to be mentioned along with others who are preparing for the hard, fast-changing work ahead of us. To the many of us out there searching for ways to support students: I’m glad we get to do it together!

Coronavirus

From NPR’s Anya Kamanetz: As colleges across the country pivot online on very short notice, there are a host of complications — from laptops and Internet access to mental health and financial needs.

Digital learning experts have some surprising advice: do less.

Read the whole thing here.

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