I had a class to teach in just a few hours, and I had no idea how I was going to go about it.
It’s not that I didn’t know the material—I know it quite well. I was going to teach some Civil Air Patrol cadets about propaganda and how leaders can recognize it. I had known that the class was coming up, but somehow didn’t end up making a lesson plan until the day of the class.
The computer screen and I had a staring contest for a while. Having virtual meetings makes it harder to keep peoples’ attention, and everyone uses Kahoot quizzes. I’ve done so myself. They’re great, but I wanted something different.
I searched up various resources and tried in vain to remember how I learned it in the hopes that I could transfer that method to the cadets. But no matter how much effort I put into it, I couldn’t seem to find an interesting way to teach it.
Despite my tight deadline, I did the only thing I could think of: I stopped working on it.
Hi, I'm Rachel. I write adventure stories, but I can't let my characters have all the adventures.