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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

Independent Thinking on Emotional Literacy

An online conversation for UKEdChat with Independent Thinking Press author Richard Evans on his new book Independent Thinking on Emotional Literacy.

40-minute watch

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

A Conversation About Classroom Environments

A conversation about classroom environments where learners feel safe and thrive with Associates Crista Hazell and Claire Gadsby, author of Dynamically Different Classrooms

53-minute watch

Guest Blog - Sara Alston on Echo Teaching Part Two

Part Two on the most - and least - effective use of your TA from guest blogger, SEND specialist Sara Alston.

Two-minute read

Stories Not Worksheets

Drama specialist Paul Bateson shares his experience of what happens when you ignore the worksheets left out for you for the cover lesson and employ some storytelling magic instead. 

Four-minute read

Life Begins Where Your Comfort Zone Ends

Long-time Associate, author and coach Jackie Beere OBE shares her thoughts on why some people are responding to the current crisis better than others and her tips on how to thrive at the edge of your comfort zone.

Three-minute read

"I Agree"

Teacher, Independent Thinking Associate and author of Unhomework shares the secret of not spending your evenings and weekends marking.

Five-minute read

It Isn’t What You Teach

Associate Will Ryan shares the eight common factors he has observed in classrooms where the teaching and learning makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.

Five-minute read

The Sacred Gift of Learning

Our friend and Associate colleague Mike Brearley passed away in October this year. This, one of his last pieces, captures his beliefs about the power of education.

Five-minute read

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