A Few Bright Spots
Posted by aphillieteacher on January 30, 2011
We knew there was big snow coming our way. The weather report said the big stuff wouldn’t happen until evening rush hour but true to form, most New High School students stayed home “just in case.”
They were probably right. My usual half hour commute to work was a 45 minute white-knuckle ride over sleety streets and I was glad to make it to school without anything serious happening.
So where are the bright spots?
- One of my students asking to borrow my “Hamlet” DVD so she could watch it at home.
- A girl who angrily told me I must have lost her essay, brought it to me a couple hours later – and apologized.
- A young teacher stopping to talk after school; discussion turned to all the stuff we bloggers discuss online: the travesty of scripted teaching, need for greater accountabilty for our students, a few jokes . . very nice! I wish people would stop by to chat more often.
- Final bright spot: thanks to the snow, we had a **FoUr DaY WeEkEnD** and the full day in-service the district planned was canceled so we can make up one of our snow days :D