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.
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.
The First 19 Lessons of Headship
Nothing prepares you for headship apart from headship. Based on experience and observation, these are the first nineteen leeson we think a new head learns. And learns quickly.
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.
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.
In Difficult Times - A Unique Perspective
With the terrible events that have taken place in the country in recent weeks, we asked Associate, ex-SAS Major and former head of the UK's Counter Terrorism Unit, Floyd Woodrow what messages he has for the children in our classrooms.
So You Want to Build a New School?
We were recently asked for our advice about building a new school from scratch in Europe. This was our controversial check-list by way of a reply.
A University Education at Any Price?
Isn't it about time we challenged the whole 'school to university to a life of debt' conveyor belt? asks Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert. After all, as ever, there is another way
What Would Nature Do?
Professor Paul Clarke examines the need to rethink entirely the way we approach our education system, moving away from the broken mental model we use now.
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