Schools are amazing places, in many ways. That includes "amazing" in the sense of, "can you still believe we think this way?!"
I am reading Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation, and the following paragraph resonated with me:
"In many organizations [schools], even ones with avowed objectives of supporting innovation, being "professional" means only doing work while seated at your neatly arranged desk. Being outside the office [school], even if you are working hard on a project, may not be considered a legitimate use of time. Informing a supervisor or colleague that you are going to a library to look for relevant information or to a busy café so you can do your best creative thinking generated the immediate query, "OK, but when are you getting back to work?" (32)
In some schools, this attitude toward work is changing, but I wonder what percentage of schools would prefer to subscribe to the equation that SxD=W (Sitting x Desk = Work)?