Teachers talk too much. Even though I am aware of that, I still find myself speaking more than I should in the classroom. I think that I am better than I was 20-something years ago when I first started teaching – but I definitely want to improve in this area. The great Simon Sinek (author, consultant, and motivational speaker) gives advice about this in the attached video. Even though Sinek is speaking in a business context, many top educators like Jo Boaler would certainly agree that teachers should be included in the group of leaders who would benefit from this following this guideline. Instead of complaining that our students are too lazy to problem-solve, we need to ask ourselves how often we actually give them the opportunity to do their own thinking.