Finding Unexpected Contentment in Stressful Times

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Emily Goenner


The COVID-19 pandemic has created a vast array of challenges and some benefits that must not be overlooked.  Describing the experience of teaching with social anxiety and pulling upon pedagogy about caring instructors, this reflective essay explains how teaching through the pandemic lead to the author finding enjoyment in teaching. Suggestions for effective online teaching and recognition of the value of online teaching to some people are discussed.

Keywords: pandemic, social anxiety, online teaching, caring teaching


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Goenner, E. (2021). Finding Unexpected Contentment in Stressful Times. Journal of Teaching and Learning With Technology, 10(1). Retrieved from
Reflective Essay