No power. No Wifi

The power was out at school this morning. My classroom was lit only by natural light. I didn’t have email to check or electronic attendance to take.

Students didn’t have Wifi. Some have data plans, but most were temporarily offline.

They’re not supposed to be on their phones during class, but you can feel their strain as the siren call of social media enters their minds. They can only stay bound to the mast for so long. I let them check periodically.

But today the sirens were silent.

Class was just a bit calmer than usual. Slightly more focused.

It was glorious.