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"Only a crisis actual or perceived produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around."

Milton Friedman, Economist.

There are plenty of great ideas lying around here to watch, read or listen to. 

And remember, for a longer read, check out our many award-winning Independent Thinking Press books and get 20% discount and free UK p+p with the code 'ITL20'.

A Message from the Front Line

A message of support from 'travelling teacher' Hywel Roberts who has spent the last few weeks working with schools and 'rallying the troops' in his own inspirational style, all across the country.

One-minute read

We were attacked

Associate and behaviour specialist Adele Bates on why attacks on the LGBTQ+ community affect us all, wherever they take place, and education's role in stopping them.

Two-minute read

2021 Children's Book Festival

In June 2021 we ran an online Children's Book Festival featuring short interviews with the amazing authors of so many great books.

Well-Being Webinar

Watch the recording of our recent Zoom webinar for teachers and school leaders all about well-being in schools with Nina Jackson, Julie Rees, Jackie Beere and Roy Leighton. Hosted by Ian Gilbert.

90-minute watch

Hope from India

A blog from our friend Tina Mahesh in Mumbai from the eye of the storm of the pandemic sweeping across India in April 2021. It is darkest before the dawn.

Three-minute read

Questions from The Working Class

Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert was asked to deliver a webinar for an academy group recently, drawing on the work in our best-selling book The Working Class. Here are ten questions he put to the delegates that can form part of any school's discussion when it come to 'closing the gap'.

Five-minute read

Creative Curriculum Webinar

Here is the complete recording of our special free webinar for primary teachers and leaders. Featuring advice and wisdom from Associates and Independent Thinking Press authors who know a thing or two about creativity in the curriculum, relive what was a thoroughly inspiring event.

90-minute watch

Using Unhomework to Supercharge Lockdown Learning - Part One

Part one of a two-part blog from Independent Thinking Associate, primary teacher and author Mark Creasy on how to improve motivation and develop independent learning through better homework during lockdown.

Five-minute read

And It Was All A Dream

English teachers and literacy coordinators looking for ideas on how to teach students and young people to write great stories will benefit from these powerful storytelling tips from Pixar.

Five-minute read

New Heads Webinar

Here is the complete recording of our special free webinar for new school leaders. Featuring advice and wisdom from Associates and Independent Thinking Press authors with experience across primary, secondary and special schools, we were joined by a global audience for an inspiring evening.

90-minute watch

CPD Juke Box

Want some quick-fire CPD answering some of the most pressing questions in education today - then check out our new CPD Jukebox!

29 three- to five-minute videos