Deskwarming is often discussed and debated on blogs and on the messageboards. We took a long look at it in Jeollanam-do public schools last December.
By mandating deskwarming and busy work, in cases where there often isn't anything to be done and where nothing has even been planned yet, places like Jeollanam-do are going to make it harder to attract applicants to rural areas, since that's been one advantage they've had over urban districts. They're also going to upset the teachers they already have by deciding they ought to come into work just in case somebody throws together a last-minute thing. This isn't done to get the most out of teachers, or to put them to work on well-developed programs, it's a knee-jerk reaction by schools who have no idea what to do with their NSETs, a problem that spawned the inconsistencies in the first place. It's hard to believe consistency and efficiency are important when it's decided only three weeks in advance.