Most teachers feel that there just isn't enough time in the school day. This pressure makes it hard for some teachers to allow time for thinking, but making time for students to think actually facilitates faster coverage of the curriculum, since students develop more lasting understanding of content and become more engaged in their learning.
How might we become the master of time rather than its victim?
Cultures of Thinking is an educational framework arising from the work of Dr. Ron Ritchhart and colleagues at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For many years, I have enjoyed a close affiliation with this team, and now work with educators around the world interested in building cultures of thinking in their own schools and organisations.
This interview is the 3rd in an 8 part series of podcasts with Colin Klupiec of The Learning Capacity Podcast, where I delve into each of the 8 cultural forces that we must master in order to truly transform our schools.