On the second of every month we publish our Second Thoughts newsletter. We normally focus on six themes. This month, it was just three. Big ones.
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.
Children in Poverty
On Saturday 19th March we held one of our mind-blowing Thinking Saturdays, this time looking at poverty, education and what the latter’s impact is on children and young people experiencing the former.
Dung Beetles and Monday Mornings
On Saturday 13th Feb 2016 we held a different sort of event for Independent Thinking. It wasn’t a day course, an INSET session or a conference but a not-for-profit gathering of interested teachers and Associates. We were there, Barnsley to be precise, because we all felt we needed to do something about that point where education and environmental issues met. When we say ‘we’ we mean you as well, all of us. And when we say, ‘environmental issues’, we mean catastrophic, ‘this changes everything’, end of the world as we know it environmental issues.
Rescued from Nightmare
In 2015 Debbie Kidd, Jane Hewitt and Bethan Stracy-Burbridge went out to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya with the World Wide Education Project, funded by our Big i Foundation. There they met Nancy. This is her story.
Reconnecting Education and Breaking the Illusion of Certainty
Off the back of the 'success' (time will tell) of COP21 in Paris in December 2015, Professor Paul Clarke describes why we urgently need to reconnect education to the world we live in
Some Questions From Hong Kong’s Occupy Barricades for Teachers Everywhere
Ian Gilbert, Independent Thinking’s Founder, is currently based in Hong Kong and has been live-Tweeting from many of the protests.
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