We make the weather

This is one of my favourite educational quotes. I think it applies as much to remote teaching as when We are in the classroom.

Sometimes we feel a loss of connection during remote lessons, especially if students are on mute with cameras off, but it’s important to remember that we can still ‘set the climate’. In this situation, I think it’s really important to use the same interpersonal skills we would in class. Use tone, expression, and humour. Smile and look directly to camera as you would to a student. We may be looking at a little webcam lens, but our class will feel the connection we are making with them. It will still be our mood that makes the weather.

You can find more inspiring education quotes in my posts on Motivation for Mondays.

Image: Rodger Caseby