How can I practice kindness in a school regime that is all about being strict? We asked Independent Thinking Associate and author of the Kindness Principle, Dave Whitaker, and this is what he had to say.
Resources from Dave Whitaker
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.
Independent Thinking was one of the lead partners in an amazing conference helping Scotland lead the way when it comes to looking at the impact on young people of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).
Swan Upping, Children Downing?
In the summer holidays, schools are brilliant places to work. Dave Whitaker talks about why he loves summer - but why not all his students feel the same way, and what swans have to do with it.
It Was Him
Special school headteacher and Associate Dave Whitaker looks back at an event that shaped his career as a teacher.
Unconditional Positive Regard
Associate and MFL specialist Crista Hazell describes how the theory of Unconditional Positive Regard, as espoused by psychologist Carl Rogers, made such a difference in her classroom.
The View From the Special School Part Two
Associate and special school headteacher Dave Whitaker on his frustrations regarding GCSEs for children in special schools and Alternative Provision.
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