The following words were written by my wife. So don’t you dare disagree with her.

Ok teachers, listen up.

Students who do not turn on their cameras might not have any or might not feel comfortable with sharing their home situations; students who come to class sitting on their beds may have no other quiet place to go; students who show up in pjs are actually showing up.

So knock it off! Stop pretending this is a classroom just like any other; stop judging people you don’t know all that well; stop behaving like your wishes should be imposed on other people’s households.

Get over yourself and teach. They need you.