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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.

Five Ways to Help Students Overcome Exam Stress and Anxieties

With exam season on its way, Associate Crista Hazell shares ideas to help your students deal with the mental stresses and strains they will face

Beyond the Bake Sale Pt I

Frustrated by the message that children seem to be receiving that a bake sale will make everything better in the world, Ian Gilbert wrote this for his book Independent Thinking.

Beyond the Bake Sale Pt II

How one small Barnsley primary school is demonstrating a genuine 'pedagogy of possibility' and making the world better in the process.

33 Ways To Build Better Relationships

Drawing on his experience working with schools across the UK to help them embrace restorative practices, these are 33 ways Associate Mark Finnis suggests will build better relationships to make everything better.

What Lies Ahead for Teaching and Learning

Teachers and school leaders are busy people and we're often too busy to raise our heads to see what's around the corner. Well, what's around the corner these days has the potential to be very different from what's been around previous corners and if we don't raise our eyes we might not see what's going to hit us.

Why This Book Needed Writing

Apart from offering help and support to teachers working with young people growing up in poverty, our new book The Working Class seeks to replace the 'truths' being told with some of our own.