“Congratulations and I truly hope the absolute best for all of you in the future. Ok, final sign off. Bye!”
I have just recorded the final video of my first semester of remote teaching.
I’ve just finished telling my first group of students that I am so incredibly proud of them, that I hope they have so much success in their lives, to turn in any late work, and to stay in touch.
I am sitting in my soft, caramel brown leather chair, still holding my smile. I’m still staring at the camera and the blinding lights. My smile, though, starts to quiver and my eyes begin to well up with tears.