The Ventura Fire
I live in Ventura and have had to suspend the classes at the library indefinitely because of the wildfires. Many people were forced to evacuate, myself included, along with most of the 20 students in my classes. But I am in touch with everyone via my Smartphone, and I will send them all “homework”, such as some videos of pronunciation with tongue twisters, a lesson on the present progressive tense and some humorous songs. I am going to call people on the phone to chat in a few days. Through technology the class has also become a group of friends, and my role as “teacher” has also changed.
This fire is incredible and obviously is a traumatic event for everybody. We will all get through it, I am sure. The classes will go on and, hopefully, grow. I will keep you posted.