Pandemic Day 3,245. Or whatever.
In the good ole' days, in an actual school classroom:
Solid engagement/comprehension that slips into a loss of focus ->
"Okay class, let's break into small groups and review"
Blank stares/confused expressions ->
"Alright guys, no worries, let me back it up a bit"
Silliness and distraction ->
"Hey everyone, stand up- let's take a movement break, and do a quick check-in"
Zoom -> "No I don't want to see your mom's room...it's a good idea to put a shirt on...okay, friends- let's do a review of...nope, I MEANT to mute you all...let's just all try to hang in and listen super quick...no I don't know why so and so isn't here again...yes, I hope they're okay too..."
THIS IS NOT EDUCATION.
Take a wider lens. It's not too late....