Today is Wednesday which means optional check-in’s from my students through Google Meet. A couple observations:
First, the earlier the class, the less likely I am to see my students. Many have testified to the fact that their sleep schedules remain a wreck. This is a mixture of summer break and school in that they have a minimally set schedule but still have a course load.
Second, the students/classes with which I built strong relational ties when we were together in person tend to be the students/classes with which I have the most interaction digitally. This isn’t universally true but in general it seems to be.