“There’s another population of people who came and never left: those freed by COVID from cubicles and work commutes.”
“I believe that one of our most important roles as teachers is to provide authentic opportunities for young people to heal.”
“It’s been more than a year that we haven’t been able to see him…We’re getting old. We don’t know how much time we have left.
“A friend who teaches at another university tells me that a new Yiddish word has been invented: oysgezoomt, ‘over-exposed to Zoom,’ as in ‘Ich bin azoy oysgezoomt!’ (‘I’m so done with Zoom!’)”
For 15 years, Anne Fadiman taught her students in intimate classrooms. Covid-19 has meant reinventing the way she teaches.