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.
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?
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.
The Spelling Test Reloaded
Many a Thursday night has been spoiled by having to prepare for the Friday morning spelling test beloved of so many primary schools. How about stirring things up a bit...?
The Google Pause
Next time you feel yourself reaching for your smartphone to check an answer, try something else instead.
A Pedagogy of Questioning
The better the questioning, the harder the thinking, the deeper the learning. Here are 34 questions for starters to use with - and be used by - your learners.
What Now for Education?
Associate Dr Debra Kidd is a passionate and informed advocate for a different sort of education. In this blog, she urges us to use recent world events to redefine what we mean by a 'good education'.
Growth Mindset Made Simple
Growth Mindset summed up in four headings and one life-changing mantra. Perfect for busy teachers.
Beyond the Bake Sale: Introducing A Pedagogy of Possibility
A report from a recent Thinking Saturday on how schools can and should integrate dilemma-based service learning into the curriculum.
10 Things I Love About Being Dyslexic
Written by Ian Gilbert’s 19 year-old ‘dyslexic’ daughter to help with the current debate about what it is, and whether it is at all.
The Secret Weapon
MFL specialist Crista Hazell on encouraging her students to speak with help from her 'secret weapon'
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