Well.  It’s been a while.  I sure hope you all are well.

Some time ago, I received this email:

I’ve recently joined the email list for your email list (Tip of the Week). And I wanted to ask: Are you still sending out the Tip of the Week? I‘ve read some of the past ones on your site and loved them.
I responded with a promise:

I need to.  I stopped about 6 months ago… and, I am not really sure why.  Thanks for the reminder.  I’d like to get back to it.  So, I will.  🙂

Soooo… here I am again.

Here’s the thing.  I actually do know why I have been hesitant to send out an email each week.

The truth is, I feel a bit responsible for what has happened to the world over the past few months.

I am a Latin teacher, as you know.  On a daily basis, I am part of the team keeping this “dead language” alive.

It turns out, corona is the Latin word for crown, and virus is the Latin word for poison.

Soooo… without Latin, we wouldn’t even have had a name for this virus.  We wouldn’t even have the word virus.

Clearly, Latin teachers are part of the problem.

But, not to worry.  This week, I am sending a tip from someone else.  If you are having a hard time figuring out how to get through this mess, she may be able to help:

Immediately, I began noticing problems in my own online classes.  Slower speeds.  Terrible audio.  And, so on.
After the shutdowns, everyone started homeschooling and all teachers became online teachers.  Heh.  My mom sent that to me.

Okay, seriously…

There was one exception.  I hate to even let the secret out.  My early morning classes worked, and continue to work just fine.

After several weeks of trying to solve the problem, with no luck, I simply moved some of my classes to the mornings.

You can see what I am currently teaching right here: https://dwanethomas.com/live-classes/

Unfortunately, over the last 10 days, there has been a problem with the morning classes as well.  Allergies.

Every year, I suffer from allergies during the month of May.  Well, it’s happening again.  Still trying, but may just have to cancel classes during the month of May.