Cutting out paper and pencils one day a week gets everyone thinking more creatively


Sometimes one simple question is all it takes to trigger revolution in a school. In the case of Kelly Mill Elementary outside of Atlanta, the question was: How can we more effectively engage our learners? It’s loaded, I know. The idea migrated from my head into staff meetings, and a variation on that question eventually ended up posted next to every copy machine in our school to prompt teachers to find new ways of teaching—without paper and pencils.

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  • About the Author:

    Ron McAllister is the principal at Kelly Mill Elementary in Cumming, GA. As a self-proclaimed gadget geek, he uses web 2.0 tools to co-teach classes. An avid blogger and Twitter user (@rondmac), he is currently pursuing a doctorate in Leadership.