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When This Is All Over...

Education consultant and SEND specialist Lorraine Petersen shares her thoughts on the challenges thrown up for SEND children and their teachers and families in the current crisis - and also the opportunities for real positive change.

Five-minute read

Fanfare Please

In which Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert suggests that, despite earlier promises, now is indeed the time for that fanfare for the common man and woman.

30-minute read and watch

Patience, Coronavirus and the Kestrel of Hope

A guest post from Andrew - Bernie - Bernard about the power of hope and patience at times such as these and what we can all learn from young Billy Casper.

Three-minute read

#elcolentucasa

We have a great friend and colleague in Madrid called Juan Carlos García and we asked him for his view of the educational landscape from, literally, his balcony in a city under siege.

Three-minute read

The Fruits of Kindness

As part of our opening of these blog pages to guest writers for INSET Junction during the Covid-19 school closures, here is a great post by SEND specialist Ginny Bootman on the power of kindness.

Three-minute read

Shaping Their World

A guest blog from artist, teacher, researcher and INSET Junction member Pete Moorhouse who argues passionately for the importance of woodwork in early childhood education and all the many benefits it brings.

Five-minute read

An Introduction to Thunks

Thunks are the inadvertent lovechild of Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert and a Philosophy for Children project he was involved in a million years go. Find out what they are and how to use them here.

Three-minute read

You Are Not Alone

We are collating an on-going list of links, ideas, websites, blogs and more to help educators and leaders (and human beings) during this difficult time. Please help yourselves and let us know what else we can add.

Five-minute read

Observations

We asked Associate and Restorative Practice guru Mark Finnis what lessons he had gleaned, heard or observed about relationships, people and communities during this current crisis. Here are 43 truisms he has picked up. So far...

Three-minute read

What is Trauma-Informed Education and Why is it Relevant to You?

A powerful and insightful guest blog on what all teachers need to know about trauma-informed education by specialist teacher and researcher Kat Stern.

Five-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

Answering the Call. Again.

Long-time Associate and 'Granny with a Camera' Jane Hewitt's life has taken a few unexpected turns in recent years. Here's is the latest, as the charity she helped set up does its bit in the fight against Coronavirus.

Three-minute read

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