In my class we did a trust walk activity. The class was split into partners and one team member was blinded. The room was arranged differently and chairs and “bombs” (the yellow paper) were set up all around the room. It was the task of the seeing partner to lead the blind partner around the room without touching any of the obstacles by just speaking direction. The rest of the class was encouraged to give out wrong directions, and it was up to the two partners to trust each other to get through it without touching anything. It got especially nerve wracking when the blind partner had to jump, or take a big step. It’s hard to trust someone when they tell you to jump in the dark, but most of the students did it and nobody got hurt!
We are a month into the fall 2020 semester, so I thought I’d give a little update on what the teaching situation is like. Masks? Alternate day in-class attendance? Social distancing on campus and a mix of classroom and online learning? Well….no. None of that. If you were beamed to
College has started and students have come back to school after being gone for 6 months, so I wasn’t surprised when a few students contacted me to ask if I was still on campus. But I was surprised when they said they wanted to see me and give me flowers.