How might the replacement of low-level tasks with purposeful thinking opportunities be the single most productive and low-cost way of bumping up learning in schools?
What would it be like if there were no more worksheets to keep children busy?
How do great teachers create powerful learning opportunities, rich in thinking, and in service of developing deep, lasting understanding?
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 5th 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.