What if every teacher in the United States had one inviolate hour every workday for: professional reading/being in a group blog/reflecting with other folks on issues of professional importance or personal wondering/attending unconferences or online seminars/edchating/thinking about students?
How would that change the profession? How might that affect the rate of change?
What if we just demanded it?
If that were so, we would be becoming like a real profession.
“We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” – John Dewey
What happens when you are busy all the time? See Rules 6, 8, and 9.
We become broader, deeper, and more powerful in our work through reflection. If we are busy all the time, we are easier to tame. One hour. What if we just demanded it?