Let the Birds Fly

One of the things that I have been reading about lately is how we constrict our students' learning based on the traditions of time and space. Certainly it is difficult to have thirty different learning plans happening simultaneously in any classroom, but how much learning are we inhibiting on a daily basis because of legacy, tradition, and what is easier for the adults? Enrichment has always been a conversation in schools, but I'm not sure that I've ever truly seen it in an optimal format. What if a larger chunk of each day was student-driven with the time and space dictated by the student? Would we see engagement rise? Would the pace and speed of learning increase? What would be the worse case scenario? It feels like it is time to remove some of the traditional cages of education, and let the birds fly. We may be surprised by the results.