When your chances of snow look like this,
but you get an email from school at 5:30AM that yes-you-still-have-school-today it might mean you believe you are snow-worthy.
To different people this might mean different things.
The students are easy to understand; they want to play in snow. Being Southern children, they covet the snow that never lingers to turn ugly, slow their social engagements, or freeze their – anything (for too long).
The teachers are anxious to try new tools and lesson plans. As ideas about recapturing lost academic days in a school year spread, teachers are encouraged to create lesson for such occasions. Teachers know the first try of anything is exciting and entirely full of forgiveness. Forgiveness for the work day if they can meet the current requirement, forgiveness for the effort when some lessons might not reach the same level of rigor of a face-to-face day. But teachers have as much – or more – to learn from first-tries at a modern Snow Day as any student.
And parents, what do the parents hope for? It must depend on where you live. Southern parents know that they are not as likely to travel to work during a Snow Day. What used to mean a disruption from work elsewhere for parents might just mean work-from-home now; not unlike what their children will do. How worthy will snow days efforts be to them?
I will show up to work today to mingle with colleagues who have a new, sharper attention drawn to potential online, asynchronous learning opportunities for the next Snow-worthy day and that is a great thing!
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