When I was a child nearly a quarter-century ago, my mornings in elementary school began outside. My friends and I had the opportunity to play and socialize before going into our classrooms to learn. Later in the day, we could count on another 15 minutes to reboot our brains. We knew that these precious minutes were a chance to talk about things that had nothing to do with academics before we had to sit still and pay attention. We would wait for the ringing bells that signaled a much-needed break in our studies.