Friday, April 10, 2015

Is there a "No Tablets at the Table" rule in your house?

Sometimes we might just have to take a digital hiatus. Put away the smart phone, Put down the tablet. Hibernate the laptop.  Just pretend it's 1995 and we have to communicate in person!

We love technology at school.  We use it to supplement the curriculum, to engage the students, to improve productivity. All of that is good!  But, the human connections, the eyeball-to-eyeball interactions, the modulation of the voice as we share something important, those cannot be lost. They are too important.

So this weekend, next Tuesday night, or some morning when you decide to go out for breakfast as a family, ban the bits and bytes and just talk. You'll be glad you did.

This video is available here.