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Highlights of a Conversation About Peace and the Power of an Education

Highlights of a conversation with Jim Roberson and Roy Leighton about peace, love and the power of an education.

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Gill Kelly on Coaching - Highlights

Associate and former headteacher Gill Kelly on the power of coaching.

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Jim Roberson on the Power of Relationships - Highlights

Highlights of a conversation with Associate Jim Roberson on the power of relationships for motivation and engagement.

Five-minute read

Hywel Roberts on Teaching and Learning - Highlights

Associate and 'Travelling teacher' Hywel Roberts on what makes for great teaching in any classroom.

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A Brief History of the Written Exam

Exams are in chaos - but where did they come from? This brief history may help us answer an even bigger question - why on earth do we still have them? 

Five-minute read

Haili Hughes on Education and Poverty - Highlights

Independent Thinking Associate, teacher and author Haili Hughes on teaching children in poverty. Highlights.

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Martin Illingworth on the Future of School

Independent Thinking Associate Martin Illingworth, author of Forget School, discusses the future - or otherwise - of school and schooling.

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A Conversation About Poverty and Education

A conversation about poverty and education with Associate Haili Hughes and broadcaster Liza Ward.

A sixty-minute watch

David Hodgson on the Neuroscience of Learning

Associate David Hodgson on aspects of the neuroscience of learning - highlights.

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Vic Goddard On Leadership in Challenging Times - Highlights

Highlights of a conversation with Independent Thinking Associate and headteacher Vic Goddard all about school leadership in challenging times.

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How Thunks Helped Us Survive Lockdown

Independent Thinking Associate and primary teacher Mark Creasy shares the many ways he uses Thunks and how they have been a godsend through lock down.

Ten-minute read

Crista Hazell on MFL Teaching - Highlights

Independent Thinking Associate and MFL specialist Crista Hazell on what makes for great languages teaching and learning and how connection is at the heart of it.

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