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Hi everyone from Shirley, Nottingham College of FE
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Hello from trying to be sunny Birmingham. I am from Rodbaston College, part of South Staffs.
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Hello from sunny Weymouth
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Hi from a very wet Durham
Hello from a dull grey Wigan.
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Hello from sunny Portsmouth :)
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Hi from sunny Dorset, representing Eastleigh College.
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that's great, thank you Harriet Hadley
The recording and slides will also be made available on the AoC Services website - I will link it afterwards in the survey email
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Online chat does not create the same feeling or inspire those little of topic comments that make you feel connected.
Yes, virtually all for me but loneliness the worst
Staying physically active
Agree with online chat, it's not the same as being in person and having that feeling of talking face to face if this makes sense?
Is the poll only available for those using the 'in-app' version? I have launched using browser.
Loneliness is another strong one as well, you're right Shirley!
Stressful managing home schooling and work
I agree Alicia, I think the workplace allows you to switch off from home and vice versa
That's so true
on Outlook you can delay sending of emails - I haven't been able to on 365
I've saved a fortune on petrol!
More stressed working from home - found more has been expected!
I'm more stressed working from home; the walk to work was good for my whole health.
If you have an Office 365 subscription you can download the desktop software will allow you to control timing of e-mail dispatch
YEs I have done very little riving, tried to cycle much more
Thank you Roger Cookson - I'll look at that
I feel more tired working from home and have to stop every now and then. maybe because there was always a fair bit of interaction in the office with people coming for assistance or answers, so I had more breaks from the computer screen
Yes Shirley that's so true and shorter deadlines are set and you are expected to be available after working hours
I agree - headaches from so much screen time
Amanda Davis Yes I agree.
back aches too
I agree too much screen time
Now I am back at college the virtual world is still operating for senior managers while I am in. Its difficult managing virtual world and real world now.
WFH is very tricky. At the moment i'm participating in this webinar and teaching my son year 5 maths. I can't wait to get back to work
lower lewel of interaction with others
Definitely back aches too!
Hi Owen from City College! :)
Hi Owen and Jem
Totally agree Owen
Hi Roberto, you will be a sent a link to the recording after the webinar
Headaches may relate to brightness and contrast settings on your laptop/monitor - it may be worth trying modifying settings. I also have blue light glasses, which helps me
I've been told I have to go in 2 days a week but work remotely rest of week - yet all tasks can be done remotely!
Any suggestions about places to get further information about working/teaching remotely would be much appreciated
Thank you. Very relevant and raised several good points I need to consider for my own work-life balance.
I have made a timetable for working at home so I am scheduling my away from my desk time.
I have found it as easy to have off the cuff chats from home using Teams (or any messaging system) It's ok just to pop a message to someone you would normally bump into and just say "hi". But that is a culture change in itself.
Emma Chicken, what an excellent idea.
A great idea, Emma, but to do that I have to go on the laptop and then I instinctively check emails from students so they know we are caring about them, so I never really switch off.
I reminded learners to contact in the day as we are entitled to breaks too.
I know what you mean, Shirley.
Thank you, Really helpful session.
My flatmates set up "Corona-co" at our dining room table while we have been locked down.It's nice to all work together and get an 'office' buzz - even though we all do very different jobs!
I've found I'm working more hours and at irregular times as a result of remote working demands (as mentioned earlier - others emailing out of normal working hours) and the feeling of needing to be responsive.
I would have said that I am quite an extrovert before all this but I have had to re-evaluate this as I have been quite happy at home with virtual chat.
I personally can't wait to get back in to work and the classroom. I miss the buzz
I'm the same Amanda, I institutionalised really quickly.
I agree, Sarah, I volunteered to go back to look after vulnerable students but wasn't taken up on it.
I just found it a surprise Jemima
Using the phone is a great idea. I speak to my team at least twice a week on the phone
Whats App groups has really helped with off the cuff communication.
I feel the same Sarah, I really miss the buzz of the classroom.
Phone is helpful yes to connect. Our team is doing a social distance lunch or breakfast meet up now lockdown is improved
My team have a zoom quiz most weeks in the evening to allow chat that is not necessarily work related and more relaxed like it might be in the staffroom on normal working.
Thank you - very helpful.
Thank you Gary that was excellent
We had hardly any team meetings remotely - that made home working much more was isolating.
Fantastic session! Many thanks!
Thanks for a great session, you've been a big help!
Thanks for your support
Thank you, Gary, That was useful.
Thank you. Very informative. 😃
Thank you, fantastic session!
Many thanks, really interesting :)
Very useful. Thank you
Thank you, great session.
Thank you for the session :)
Thank you, I will definitely be looking for more advice and help after today!
Thank you very much Gary. You have helped me to realise that the way I am feeling is not weird or unusual
Thank you Gary, very interesting and useful.
Thanks for a great session!