We’ve spent a lot of time recently talking with educators about professional learning. Professional learning that may include reading, thinking, and growing. The most often voiced concern is lack of time. We totally get this. Educators are incredibly busy. Anyone who has ever taught knows the thousands of decisions, questions, answers, and so on that are part and parcel of being a teacher and with which a teacher is challenged every single day.
What, then, is the first step to find the time to read, think, and grow?
Decide it’s important.
That may sound trite and cliche. It’s not intended to be either. But it is tough to argue that when one decides it is important to find the time….the time can be found.