We went phone free in our classroom five days ago. Five days of no phones allowed. Five days of fewer distractions. Five days of being conscious of when we pull out a device, and when we purposely put it away. Over spring break, I had sent the following email to students and parents letting them know of the decision, worried about the top-down approach I was taking with this decision. And yet, I felt like we had to try something new and now was the time for the change.