My most powerful learning experiences came from chats with my students regarding their learning activities. They were full of questions and ideas about learning activities that were important to them. They showed me how to think out of the box. They helped me to think about them as learners rather than focusing on dividing the textbooks up into time periods for the day. Schools are for children and should be about their learning activities. The learning activities should be brain compatible utilizing the knowledge about the brain and learning. Brain compatible activities are built on previous experiences, utilizing children's interest and needs to be challenging.