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.
Making Children Learn vs Making Children Learners
Independent Thinking Founder Ian Gilbert gets off his chest what has been bugging him about the latest 'This is how we learn' practice with the help of design evangelist Chase Buckley.
A challenging and profound read from our Professor Paul Clarke on perception, scientific understanding and how Edgar Allan Poe might have stumbled across the Big Bang Theory
The Only Fresh Air Is Outside in the Yard
When Associate and university-based teacher trainer Martin Illingworth offered to contribute to our forthcoming book The Working Class, it sowed the seed for something more than simply the written word.
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