It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine! - REM
When they had us practice the assorted emergency drills for the Worst Case Scenario a public school teacher could reasonably fear and prepare for-- earthquakes, fires, school shootings-- they didn't cover global pandemics.
March of 2020, my district went on lockdown. The last few months of the 2019-2020 school year were spent at home, with everyone and their grandmother all struggling to learn how to use zoom and all the old, anti-tech teachers rapidly realizing that they'd have to bite the bullet and use Google Classroom. There was one or two cases of people being blazingly dumb about the ordeal (like the art teacher who insisted her students come to the school to turn in their art projects, despite the fact that our county was a Covid hotspot), but mostly our staff seemed happy that the district was being forced to take the issue seriously (thanks Newsom).
I was fucking thrilled. Like,…