Skip to the content
Menu

Blog

The Sacred Gift of Learning

Our friend and colleague Mike Brearley passed away in October this year. This, one of his last pieces, captures his beliefs about the power of education.

How About Some Mind Medicine?

How to help yourself feel that little bit better when you're having one of those days? How about a little Mind Medicine, courtesy of Associate Nina Jackson.

Ruby

When your bright child passes the entrance exam at the local ‘good school’ this should be a moment of joy for parents. In most circumstances they are. ...

Brave Governance

Brave Head Dave Harris is also increasingly in demand for his work with governors. Here are his 13 essential points for brave governance.

You've Got This Part I

Dyselexia... Dislexia... Dyselxia... Aahh Forget It! You’ve Got This Part I As a young boy dealing with adversity, poverty and, to make things wo ...

ACES High

On Saturday 9th June 2018 Independent Thinking was one of the lead organising partners in an amazing conference at Portobello High School in Edinburgh helping Scotland lead the way when it comes to looking at the impact on young people of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).

Don’t Just Learn There, Think Something!

An article on thinking, learning and not just being logical by the man behind the Thunks phenomenon and Independent Thinking founder, Ian Gilbert

Being Frank

New Associate Claire Birkenshaw on what we can learn about equality from a Bantam called Frank

Are Only White People Magic?

London-based teacher and writer Darren Chetty with a special guest post for Independent Thinking on the thinking behind his short poem, ‘Black Wizards’ Supplementary School’, written especially our new book, The Working Class.

Tommy Can

Long-time Associate Jane Hewitt - our 'Granny with a camera from Barnsley' - has the most wonderful of grandsons. We could all learn a lot about what we can from what Tommy can.