NCAA March Madness- Bringing Together Your Staff

March Madness is here!

It has been reported that “distracted employees cost businesses about $4 billion per year” (WalletHub.com). I buy into this statistic because for the next few weeks, I will be glued to ESPN, checking the updates, and constantly questioning the decisions I have made on my bracket. I am definitely part of the problem.

Many would argue that if brought into schools, the lack of productivity could be disastrous for student achievement. If teachers are focusing on their brackets, they are not focusing on their lessons. This means students will not be taught and may not learn.

So then why would I suggest that March Madness belongs in schools if clearly there are negative effects?

While I can see why people would be hesitant to promote March Madness in schools, potential gains are being overlooked. I feel that bringing March Madness into schools has a huge upside-improved school climate. Continue reading “NCAA March Madness- Bringing Together Your Staff”