❄ Snow Day 101: Invest or Wing It? ❄

I have fond memories of listening to the snowplow rumble by my house around 6:00 AM and fancying I could tell by the sounds it made if school would be cancelled. The seconds it took me to jump from my warm bed and peek around the window shade was anticipation filled, all two steps. I didn’t dare say “Snow Day” out loud before I looked for myself. And that was only back in early 2000 as a teacher!

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Those days are in the past. Technology is ubiquitous and the expectation of schools to proficiently teach with technology is growing. With an increase in the means of asynchronous schooling comes the sunset of the Snow Day as we knew it. Since 2013 a convergence of weather events, technology, and the will to work through those weather events have all conspired to end school-free Snow Days. The last couple years had many of what we used to call Snow Days, but they don’t quite feel the same.

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