First Snow of the Season, aka The Futility of Teaching When Snow Will Always Be More Interesting Than Your Lesson

As befitting the first day of December, it snowed for the first time this season. And not just a lame piddly few flakes that evaporate upon contact with the asphalt, but total whiteout.

For some reason, the windows at school were still open though.

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That aside, they turned on the heating (win!…though logic, I don’t understand), and I was able to teach my classes in relative comfort.

Well, “teach” is a liberal use of the word since it was mostly HM and I giving the kids writing tests and telling them to stop talking and standing up to look out the windows. Perhaps the reason snow days are called are more because they know the students won’t be paying attention anyway. If so, Korea should call some snow days…

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Even so it was nice for teachers as well as students to be able to look out the window. Maybe it’s my continuing nostalgia or just the optimism of the first magical-looking snowfall, but it’s hard to swallow down the bubble of happy when seeing lazy flakes drifting and swirling from the heavens. Especially when you get that lovely orange lighting after it settles and the fresh blanket sparkles.

Definitely made my afternoon of making review powerpoints all the more enjoyable. I did manage to take a break though to take a short video.

And now to see interstellar tonight!


7 thoughts on “First Snow of the Season, aka The Futility of Teaching When Snow Will Always Be More Interesting Than Your Lesson

  1. YYYEEESSSS !!! Luv the surreptitious video. I thought at first glance your top was covered in snowflakes, then I put on my glasses and saw the falling flakes. oooohhhh can’t wait to hit the trails.

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