Yes, it happened. I missed my first VIPKID class. I’ve been teaching for almost 5 months, average about 15 classes per week, and I haven’t even gotten close to a missed class. But today, it happened. So sad!
Here’s the deal. I love my MacBook, but I have a problem with my charging cord. It isn’t reliable! I always check my battery life on my computer before I go to bed, and last night when I went to bed, it was about halfway powered. I made sure it was charging, left the screen open, and went to bed.
I woke up, and it was dead. The screen didn’t even light. I had about 12 minutes, so I didn’t freak… yet. I plugged it in and got ready for teaching. But it wasn’t charging!
At 6 minutes before class started, I decided I needed to find another source since it clearly wasn’t going to be ready. I looked around for my husband’s laptop, but it was nowhere to be found. Okay. The back up to the backup was the iPad. I had never used it before, and didn’t even have the VIPKID app downloaded on it. I frantically searched for the app and downloaded it. I didn’t know Paul’s App store password! I got it going and was almost ready, but I didn’t get into the classroom in time. It hit 00:00 and I was still tryin to log in.
I pulled up the VIPKID app on my phone and messaged the firemen. I was now 2 minutes late to class.
Here’s our conversation:
I love how they use emojis.
So I decided to use the iPad for my next two classes that morning, while my computer SLOWLY charged. I ended up LOVING the iPad! I’ll definitely use it again. I love the handy mute button and the ease of writing with your finger.
So the moral of the story:
-Have a backup computer source.
-Double check the charge before going to bed
-Be flexible and think on your feet
-Be kind to the Firemen. They’re trying their best!
-Don’t be afraid to try new things!
Here’s my YouTube video about that day!