There Is Another Way - The Second Big Book of Independent Thinking

There is Another Way shares inspirational ideas from a number of contributors intended to inspire educators to do what they know is right – regardless of the pressures from above. Edited by Ian Gilbert. We are living at a time when loud voices from inside and outside the profession are telling teachers and school leaders ‘this’ is the way education should be done. This is how you should lead a school. This is how you should manage a class. This is how children should learn. This is what you should do to make children behave. These messages are given as if there is only one way to achieve these things – their way. However, with decades of experience working in all types of school around the globe, the many Associates of Independent Thinking know there is always another way. Ian Gilbert and the Associates combine their collective wisdom and experience to take a fresh look at the present and future of education and invite the reader to think, deeply, on what really matters and to reflect on their practice accordingly. Regardless of the reader’s specialism or background, there is something for everyone in this diverse and insightful anthology. FEATURES: • Features 29 enlightening contributions from a wide range of experienced practitioners and eminent educators. • Covers myriad issues facing educators today, including: behaviour, understanding educational research, values, school improvement, work–life balance, politics, the importance of libraries, and many more. Benefits: • Offers pragmatic alternative perspectives that will stimulate thinking, debate and reflection on the future course of education. • Written by educators, for educators, There is Another Way is a rousing call to action that will inspire readers to swim against the tide and reclaim the heart of education.

Author: Mark Anderson

Author: Lisa Jane Ashes

Author: Phil Beadle

Author: Jackie Beere

Author: David Cameron

Author: Paul Clarke

Author: Tait Coles

Author: Mark Creasy

Author: Mark Finnis

Author: Ian Gilbert

Author: Dave Harris

Author: Crista Hazell

Author: Martin Illingworth

Author: Nina Jackson

Author: Rachel Jones

Author: Gill Kelly

Author: Debra Kidd

Author: Jonathan Lear

Author: Trisha Lee

Author: Roy Leighton

Author: Matthew McFall

Author: Sarah Pavey

Author: Simon Pridham

Author: Jim Roberson

Author: Hywel Roberts

Author: Martin Robinson

Author: Bethan Stracy-Burbridge

Author: Dave Whitaker

Author: Phil Wood

Publisher: Independent Thinking Press an imprint of Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781352364
Publication Date: 01/08/2018
Price £16.99 Paperback August 2018

Market/audience: This book is for educators everywhere who know that children deserve something better. There is also a hardback edition available, ISBN 9781781352366. £25.00. All of the royalties from sales of this book will go to the Big i Foundation.