The river of learning is about making time and allowing students space to think about what they have been learning and why they have been learning it. The students really examine their learning and make the connections between the what and more importantly the why. The most empowering part of this experience is that students plan the things that they have to do the next week. They write the attitudes they will need along with the habits to help them be successful. Again, it comes back to giving students time and space to look back in their learning, be present with where they are now as learners and look ahead to plan where they want or need to go as learners.