Teachers in the San Francisco Archdiocese take play seriously. Yesterday the teachers at St. Vincent de Paul sat down and picked up a few hand tools and craft supplies. The teachers spent a couple of hours kinesthetically tinkering (a.k.a. playing, laughing and riffing lesson ideas). We spent a few minutes sharing and reflecting on possible lesson plans that might incorporate these new tools and techniques. Sister Dulce suggested that students in her Spanish class could design and build traditional clock dials with functional hour and minute hands complete with labels for each hour in Spanish. Think about it: A lesson that meaningfully connects engineering to a foreign language class. Thank you Sister Dulce.