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The Negligent Treatment of Medical Anecdote

Good teachers are being publicly derided by the self-elected ‘pedagogy police’ for talking about ‘what works for me’ when the canon of ‘approved’ research indicates it shouldn’t. A perspective from medicine.

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What If?

An article first published by the Secondary Heads Association (now ASCL) in 2004 and written by Ian Gilbert, founder of Independent Thinking. Watch out for imitations...

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Zero Waste Schools

After hosting a Zero-Waste Schools event in Hong Kong, Ian Gilbert highlights the nine steps schools can achieve to become zero-waste schools.

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Some Questions From Hong Kong’s Occupy Barricades for Teachers Everywhere

Ian Gilbert, Independent Thinking’s Founder, is currently based in Hong Kong and has been live-Tweeting from the heart of the Umbrella Revolution protests. Here he poses a series of questions for educators everywhere.

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The Revolution Will Not Be Metricised

Associate Lisa Jane Ashes' educational take on the famous Gil Scott Heron line - The Revolution Will Not be Televised.

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