How to measure productivity when you don't physically produce anything...

First up, "de-schooling" is hard, particularly when you have been "schooled" for so many years.

Whilst there are no bells, no students and no classes to prepare, there is something very deep within that struggles to shed the internal teacher voice that needs to measure what I have actually achieved at the end of the (school) day.

This got me thinking. How do you measure productivity when you don't physically produce anything? How do you feel a sense of achievement at the end of a day of mostly talking and thinking? There is no question that this time for processing and exploration is paramount to making robust decisions, but getting my head around what a good day of thinking looks like (versus a good day of producing handouts, policy and resources) is going to take a little time to work out.

Luckily time is one thing we do have.


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