Helping Students Regain Control Over Technology Addiction

In this episode, Josh Ratliff talks about his experiences with technology addiction in schools, including his own struggle with it as a parent and an administrator. He shares that the desire for human connection is what draws students to technology and that schools should focus on integrating technology in ways that encourage collaboration and joint reasoning, rather than just individual work. He emphasizes the importance of finding the best use of technology, establishing a healthy relationship with it, and being connected to a tribe, while also establishing a relationship with a mentor who can provide accountability and demand excellence. By understanding the desire for connection, schools can help students achieve a healthy relationship with technology and thrive academically and personally.

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