And then a whole month had gone without publishing a weeknote.
The lockdown phenomenon of days blending together, combined with deep focus to support colleagues in pivoting to online delivery.
We’re starting to move beyond simple digital replacements of one-day seminars (even though they have been very successful), and have started building out a six week whole-school-staff CPD course into Moodle.
With a much reduced team, my time has been split between operational support to colleagues practising the mechanics of live seminars, configuring new resources in Moodle, minor software upkeep of a couple of applications (including merging new plugins and upstream changes into our Moodle build) and a bigger technical architecture project.
In terms of work this was the first full week of distributed working.
I spent a fair bit of time coaching colleagues on how to work more effectively using Teams. I think one of the hardest things for people who are first exposed to the messaging side of the application is to learn a more considered approach when posting in a channel. The difference between a new post and a comment seems very hard for some people to pick up, and I think the app could do more to signal to people that channel chat and messaging chat behave differently.
Kaizen Compared to the previous week, the reverse trend - higher working hours but lower total focus hours and focus percentage.
PomoDoneAnalysis week 2020-W07 Looking at the year to date the change from the previous week is striking.
Ratio of focus time to working time, 2020 weeks 1-7 I’m clear about the root cause. As I mentioned last week, we had an all-day, all-staff meeting on Wednesday.