PODCAST: Teaching, Fast and Slow

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Carl travels to Blackburn, England to visit St. Silas Primary School, a jewel in the Slow Education crown. He interviews Hillary Hinchliff, then the headteacher, and Chris Boyce, the architect who built the school.

(Recorded March 11, 2016 in Blackburn, UK)


Topics covered include:

1. What is Slow Education?

2. How can a Slow School thrive in a system that prizes speed?

3. What happens when designers and architects team up with teachers to build a school?

4. How can the fabric of a school help deliver the curriculum?

5. What is the right balance between structure and freedom, slowness and speed, in the classroom?

6. What do Slow Schools have in common with workplaces in Silicon Valley?

7. Why does Slow Education work especially well for children from under-privileged backgrounds?

8. The role of play in the classroom


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