Today is a work day for me and several of my colleagues. We meet in the media center in our building, which is closed to students during this time, and we work together … individually. Each of us brings a project we’d like to make progress on, and we sit together in this quiet place to concentrate on our own work.
For many of us (for me!), this format enhances productivity. If we remain alone in our “caves,” we may give in to distractions, or we may not spend our time in fruitful ways. Sitting together like this is inspiring, whether we’re trying to outline a new research project, or just catch up on some grading.
There’s a feeling of silent support all around us.
Let’s support each other with our presence today.