I 100% feel you, but I'm on the other side. I'm a college professor and converted all of my classes to an online format last week. It is truly crazy because students are worried, stressed, lacking focus, etc., and yet and still, there's got to be a path to help them finish out this class. A global pandemic was on nobody's radar when we started this class in January.Is anyone having problems concentrating? I am doing 2 online courses and I am struggling to concentrate. I would just not bother but I need the certificate and I cannot afford to waste the money. It’s only the thought of the money going down the drain why I bother to do the work. But it’s soooo tedious because of my lack of interest. I just want to watch the news and then when that’s too much escape with movies and tv shows...
I canceled a few assignments, altered others, and extended out due dates. In speaking with students, some are juggling work, homeschooling kids, and finishing my class; others are suddenly without a source of income as businesses have been closed; and then other students are working on a near constant basis keeping our grocery stores and hospitals up and running. And a lot of them going stir crazy from being stuck inside all the time.
Shoot - I'm all over the place and having trouble concentrating too. Super annoyed about the college administration harping on about this as if it's "business as usual." It's just NOT. I was up front and told my students why I canceled a paper that was due. I said if they're having trouble concentrating, imagine having to read and grade 150 of these mugs... LOL. Nah. We're good with *more than enough* work to do before the end of the semester. And no one objected either, lol.