I am a volunteer teacher of World and Virgin Islands/Caribbean History at the Memorial Moravian School, Nisky campus.
From my teacher years at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School to the present, students are equipped and know how to track hurricanes. This year, after several simulations and tests, students were ready to track Hurricane Dorian for a grade.
To our dreadful disappointment, the media and meteorologists shared very little information — particularly coordinates — in order for students to engage in the tracking process.
Apparently, the only information received from the meteorologists, and sent to the media, dealt with how many miles away the hurricane was from the Cape Verde Islands, the miles per hour it traveled and how many miles away Dorian was from the islands.
As a teacher, how am I to encourage students to stay up on current issues such as this if they are spoon fed and not allowed to be a part of the analytical and research process?
How can students be encouraged to pursue these types of career goals if they are spoon fed information and not challenged intellectually in a process that affects them dramatically this time of year?
I am demanding of the media to step up by joining those of us who see the hurricane tracking process as a valuable tool in the preparation process.
Require of the meteorologists to immediately revive submitting coordinates with the reports and updates so that students can take an active role in the tracking process.
Let them know they are killing enthusiasm.
— Glenn Davis of St. Thomas is better known by the nickname Kwabena.