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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.

Five-minute watch

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.

Seven-minute watch

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.

Five-minute watch

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.

Seven-minute watch

What We Really Missed Out On

We asked Jessica Creasy, daughter of our Associate Mark, what being one of the Covid generations Year 11 students has been like since exam were taken off the table.

Three-minute read

The Five Saids

It's a world of fake news, deep fake technology and well, politicians from over there. So, here's is our quick and easy student guide to critical thinking.

One-minute read

Mark Anderson on Educational Technology - Highlights

Highlights of a conversation with Associate Mark Anderson on educational technology and blended learning.

Six-minute watch

Mark Finnis on Restorative Practice - Highlights

Associate Mark Finnis with highlights from a CPD webinar conversation all about restorative practice in schools.

Ten-minute watch

Ruth Swailes on EYFS

Associate Ruth Swailes with CPD highlights on great practice in EYFS/Early Years and Foundations Stage teaching and learning.

Dave Harris on Brave Leadership

Independent Thinking Associate Dave Harris on the benefits of brave leadership in schools.

Six-minute watch