Bad weather disrupts classes

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  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens EdChat™ M.Ed

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    The problem with the school calendar is the disruption that we experience particularly the inclement weather. In a tropical country like ours it is common for classes to be suspended when the rains are pouring on the night before because flooding is expected. The teachers would usually complain during the rainy season that they have been losing about 10 days to the bad weather and that they needed to hurry up with the lessons. That is logical because we cannot control the weather. My suggestion is to harness the internet for purposes of continuing the teaching even when classes are suspended.
     
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    cDada EdChat™ Nomad

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    If schools are open and a parent does not believe it is safe for his or her child, the parent should keep the child at home for an excused absence
     
  3. Sneska

    Sneska EdChat™ Esquire

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    Countries with climate such as yours, or those that experience severe winters or heavy precipitation should adjust their school calendar to match the weather conditions since it is possible to predict periods in certain seasons that may not be suitable for leaving home and attending classes.
     
  4. Klint

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    Utilizing the internet for continued learning despite weather disruptions is something that cannot be achieved at the present time. There are still a lot of students who have limited access to the internet. It would be very unfair on their part if classes continued on a medium that is not accessible to them.
     
  5. Jelineex

    Jelineex EdChat™ Esquire

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    I would agree that weather is unpredictable. It does affect classes. However, mostly of the students are happy without having classes. ( Ha.Ha. Ha. ) Some would even praying to prolong the situation especially on flooded areas. Kidding aside, there are make up classes to cope up the lost time. Internet session maybe good but not everyone has availability of connection at their respective homes.
     
  6. Grace Terrado

    Grace Terrado EdChat™ Esquire

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    Yes, every country encoutering bad weather and it really distructs the studies of every students. But we all have no choice for that, it is our climate and safety is still the first after all. Just be alert always during that days.
     
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    Meshack EdChat™ Esquire

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    Teachers are passionate to their work and feel discouraged if the weather discourages their teaching. Teaching is a noble profession.
     
  8. pamz bembi

    pamz bembi EdChat™ Esquire

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    it is true the bad weather affects students classes, I also agree that even if the schools are open in a bad weather day, the parents should decide whether they would gamble the safety of their children.
    it is also true that teacher would also feel discouraged if the weather stops them from teaching I guess the best way is to have an communication with the student and teacher.
    if the weather stops the student from going to school, the teacher should give the student something to work on while the students are at home.
    and if they didn't understand it. I think make up class would suffice.
     
  9. Corzhens

    Corzhens EdChat™ M.Ed

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    Now it is not the bad weather that affected the schooling of children but the corona virus. Our previous school year was cut short by one month. Teachers are in a quandary about the grades until the department of education had advised that all students should be given a passing grade. But what about the next school year that is supposed to open in June?
     

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