Kenny Pieper

Giving teachers the chance to be leaders? It’s about time

Teachers have the potential to achieve so much more when they are given the opportunity to use time effectively

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It is difficult to talk to fellow teachers about real change in Scottish education without coming across the thorny topic of time. There is no shortage of commitment and no lack of interest in new ideas and new strategies. But that’s not enough, is it?

We can provide as many ideas as we like and create as many resources as we can. Without the time to implement those ideas, however, we will more than likely wander around the edges, more anxious than ever about what we may be missing. Teaching is a series of habits, of learned behaviours, and to change what we do takes commitment and time from ...

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