Snow: An Enemy of Learning
should that also mean we lose an entire day of learning? The in-again-out-again lack of routine for everyone - students, teachers and parents alike - is certainly detrimental to maximum student learning, but what can we do? Mother Nature has another plan! But what if snow was no longer a reason for learning to stop? Physical schools are important, yes - but when we cannot get in there (be it snow, rain, travel, vacation, or something else), what if getting into the physical school building was eliminated as a hurdle to learning? What would that look like? What if...
- Students were expected to think deeply every day (even on snow days!)
- Technology eliminated the snow day hurdle
- Students were engaged in authentic, project-based learning
- Teachers provided learning opportunities online