Thursday, April 09, 2020

Spring Break?

Systems differ on whether they are having spring break this year?

Teachers and parents differ with this decision too?

There's no one right answer.

Some want the break since they want a reprieve from the intense work involved in moving typical school to remote learning. Others want a break because they simply want a week in spring to concentrate on matters outside of school. Some may escape to second homes. Other say the it's good to have the break now so the year is longer leaving some time, perhaps, to close the year with the students at school.

Those that don't want the break, desire an earlier summer start or believe that it's not a good idea to break-up the virtual learning routines that have been put in place. Others who are working from home, want their children to have continued structure.

Either way, it's not going to make a whole lot of difference. A few extra days at the end of the school year are not impossible just as working through the spring break is not impossible either. We can do this no matter what direction a school system or school takes. On the scale of what's happening all around us, this is a small matter.