As a math teacher at Kimball High School in Minnesota, Katie Petit found that cell phones were one of the most disruptive things in her classroom. Students spent class time connecting with friends, playing games, and recording their lives.

As the end of the year approached, she came up with an idea that could help them focus more. Give up your cell phone for a week, and you can skip the final exam.

It’s altogether possible that the lessons learned from a week of unplugging, may be more valuable than the experience of that final exam.

As one student put it:

We’re so busy trying to record our life, that we miss our life.

Could you do it?

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