“Whether you're ten years old or ten years teaching, I want you to live at your best”
Tim Benton
Tim has the knack of challenging you to be better than you were before but without you really noticing. Through his disarming manner, his casual and entertaining style and his inarguable logic, he helps all those he works with - young and old - revaluate what they do, why they do it and whether they should be doing something else entirely.

Many of our schools have had Tim back year after year to work with their students on issues including learning to learn, VIth form transition, motivation, confidence and communication and world of work skills – ideas captured in his first book jointly authored with Associate David Hodgson and entitled The Brain Box. He is also a dab hand at encouraging all teachers from primary to FE level to step out of their comfort zone, take a few risks and dare to make their lessons more engaging, active, relevant and effective.

Feedback from recent events include:

"We wanted to motivate, inspire and give practical tips to support this year group in their up and coming GCSE exams. Boy did he deliver!! He started like a train with quirky anecdotal tales that captivated the groups he had and finished with the message it's never too late to chase your dreams. Throughout the whole session Tim's skills to read his audience enabled him to personalise where he took his presentation. Tim made the students actively think about life where they wanted to go. He inspired the students with some hard hitting facts about what the students were going through and what lied ahead. Tim then went through a vast array of practical skills that the students could use to help them remember important information again all backed up with the science behind these. We would highly recommend Tim and will be using his services again. His enthusiasm, knowledge and ability to engage and inspire an audience is second to none. Thank you"

"Tim was absolutely superb yesterday. We hope to use him again for a similar event with our Year 10 students"

"Just to say a massive thank you on so many levels. The session you did with the students was fantastic - they are buzzing around school! I can't thank or praise you enough"

"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Independent Thinking and Tim Benton for an absolutely brilliant staff development day"

"Your opening keynote really started the conference with a bang - the content was so pertinent and relevant to our teaching assistants, everyone picked up on the vibe and we have never had one of our speakers receive a round of applause just for a comment made - the passion you have for learning rather than testing really hit the spot"
“Say 'Enough!' It's time to start looking at things differently” - The Brain Box

To read more about Tim Benton please click here

  • Tim has been with Independent Thinking since 2007 and is one The 33

  • Tim’s DBS number is 001453236220 issued 28th July 2014

  • Click here to see our price guide

Events

Fearless Teaching

With Tim Benton. The Event gives you practical strategies to rejuvenate teaching and learning.

Parent Event

For many schools, getting parents to the school for an event is something that is only beaten in difficulty by getting the right parents to school for an event. That said, the parents who do come to our Learning and Motivation for Parents Events always head home buzzing with ideas that are not only helpful in dealing with their children but also very relevant for their own careers and personal development.

Governor Event

Being a governor is an incredibly important task these days so we are delighted when we are asked to support them in their work in all sorts of schools around the country. Apart from ensuring the event is an entertaining and enjoyable one for all, especialy as it is so often on a rainy Saturday, we make sure our input is informative, relevant, up to date and guarantees all governors go back into their schools knowing what to look for, what to do and the rights sorts of questions to ask.

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