Through Teacher Learning Communities (TLCs), groups of teachers and teaching assistants meet together regularly to support each other in making habit forming changes in their teaching practice. We are currently conducting a book study into Daniel Willingham's 'Why Don't kids like school?'. The underlying principle that guides us through the book is:
'People are naturally curious, but they are not naturally good thinkers; unless the cognitive conditions are right, people will avoid thinking.'
Through the TLCs, we are discussing and adopting techniques to help children become productive and successful thinkers.