Independent Thinking Blog

An ongoing series of blog posts written by our Associates and invited others on a whole host of relevant, contentious and contemporary education-related issues.

It's independent thinking at its best.

When They Go Low

We put this out on a mailshot to subscribers 24 hours after the US presidential elections. Judging by the feedback, it seemed to help.
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Make 'Em Laugh; Make 'Em Think

Long-time Associate and '6ft ginger stand-up educationalist' Dave Keeling shares some of his favourite activities to get young people laughing and learning in equal measure.
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The Working Class

If you are unhappy about the current narrative around 'working class' children and young people and their education then now is the chance to have your say with our unique new publication.
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Provocations I

When asked to write some education-themed provocations we rose to the challenge as you might expect. What would your answers be? Feel free to use these for interviews, INSET or just to start a fight in the staffroom.
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Have We Forgotten About PREVENT?

With unease growing about the efficacy of the UK government's PREVENT strategy and doubt being poured on the validity of the science behind it, Associate and Vice Principal Tait Coles poses some serious questions about the whole policy.
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