Teacher, Independent Thinking Associate and author of Unhomework shares the secret of not spending your evenings and weekends marking.
A Corridor of Curiosities
Associate Jonathan Lear has helped create a Corridor of Curiosity at his school, a multicultural inner-city primary school. Find out what it is, who inspired him, how he went about it and why he did it
Thunks on the Business of Learning
The great business guru Peter Drucker used to say that there were only two questions to ask a business: What business are you in? How's business? W ...
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.
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 ...
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
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.
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.
What Can We Learn From a School Where Teachers Don’t Teach and Children Choose Why, What, How, When and If They Want to Learn?
In February 2018 Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert had the opportunity to visit a very interesting school within a school in the Netherlands and took away some interesting lessons for educators everywhere.
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