9 productive things you can do when class is cancelled

Whether we like it or not, classes get cancelled. (Sometimes we call it a labour disruption when it lasts longer than one missed class due to the prof catching the flu.)

I’m currently experiencing a time where half of my classes are cancelled and the other half are ongoing, but I don’t get penalized if I don’t go to those so it’s basically a no-show for me at all my classes. Knowing students have a choice not to go means I might be the only person who shows up and that’s a TTC token wasted.

Don’t get me wrong, though, I’m not wasting my time when I choose not go to class. I’m still a student, I’ll simply be away from a traditional educational setting for a moment or two; but I’m going to make use of the resources I have available to me from where I am.

So, find a seat in the classroom called life. In the comfort of your home. Or, in your nearest coffee shop. And, put education into your own hands for a sec to the extent that you can.

Because even though the chair is empty, there’s still opportunity; ya can’t throw it away. 

Here’s a couple things one can do as long as classes are cancelled:

  1. Educate yourself on the issues being bargained for AKA what are my rights and the rights of others?
  2. Do your assignments so you’re ready to hand things in once you’re back to school. handing things out.gif
  3. Plan out your summer (or your next year even) by applying to different opportunities, doing research on potential jobs, etc…
  4.  Update your LinkedIn account! (I am guilty of not doing this enough so I hope I get to it now.) 
  5. Spend more time with your dog ❤️ dog.gif
  6. Read books you’ve always wanted to read outside class. Currently on my list: A Purpose Driven Life, Loveology, and The Screwtape Letters.
  7. Work on your other responsibilities more deeply OR pick up more shifts at work. 
  8. See friends you’ve always want to see but never get to because of school OR visit your grandparents & younger cousins.
  9. Experiment with recipes by cooking for yourself at home!

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Alright now you’ll have to excuse me because I gotta get back to working on an assignment! (I really have no excuse not to make the best of this situation because look at the 9 options I just lawyered myself with. I hope you get to make use of cancelled classes this week too!)

Thanks for reading, y’all!

Until next Monday,

With Manda ❤


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