Lane Clark has a well-earned reputation as an expert in enabling and empowering teachers and schools to design and deliver rigorous, engaging curriculum through powerful pedagogy. Over the last 20 years she has spent six months every year ‘on the road’, working directly with schools and districts, equipping educators with the tools and strategies required to re-imagine teaching and learning and promoting deep thinking and deep learning for all students. At last count, Lane has worked with more than 100 000 educators, in 19 countries, across five continents.
She has developed a suite of thinking and learning tools including an inquiry learning model (the think!nQ model) which mirrors the ‘real life’ process of learning; two thinking frameworks (the thinkbox and thinktower) that explicitly demonstrate for learners, the relationship between thinking skills and thinking tools so that they can take agency over their own thinking. Lane has created nine micro learning process models, that include decision making, problem solving, authoring and designing/making; and she has developed a suite of additional thinking tools that guide deliberate, strategic and visible skill development in the areas of relating, hypothesizing, inferencing, generalizing, analyzing and evaluating.
Lane’s approach is currently explored in both undergraduate and graduate university courses in four countries. Her first book (Where Thinking and Learning Meet) is a required text for a Masters course on the teaching of thinking and learning at Amsterdam University. Lane has written (and teaches) a Masters level course on thinking and learning for the University of Zaragoza in Spain. She is the author of two books: ‘Where Thinking and Learning Meet’ and ‘Where Assessment Meets Thinking and Learning’ and is in the process of writing her third book, ‘Deep Thinking for Deep Learning’.