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For What We Are About To Receive...

At a time when the whole country seems to be waiting, waiting... coach and Independent Thinking Associate Andy Vass shares a view on the important difference between anticipation and expectation.

One-minute read

On Gratitude

One more from Julie Rees, Associate and head of a wonderful values-based primary schools in deepest Herefordshire. Here she extolls the virtues of being thankful at times like these.

Two-minute read

"I know how you feel.”

Headteacher of a wonderful values-based school and long-time Independent Thinking Associate, Julie Rees continues her exploration of the key values we need to teach, now more than ever.

Two-minute read

Resilience

A view on resilience during the current pandemic from inside the schools gates by primary headteacher, professional coach and Associate, Julie Rees, author The Little Book of Values.

Three-minute read

Ten Wishes from 'Dirty Teaching' Author and Associate Juliet Robertson

Associate and outdoor learning expert Juliet Robertson puts forward her ten wishes for what she wants for children and the outside world with schools now closed due to the pandemic.

Five-minute read

Taking Your School Online - Lessons from Week One

We asked Dr Mónica Gilbert-Sáez, principal of Rotterdam International Secondary School, what lessons the school had learned from its first week of enforced school closure due to Covid-19 and the move to online learning.

Three-minute read

Watching the World Like Never Before

Associate and governmental environmental and education advisor and thinker Professor Paul Clarke summarises the opportunity we have as a species given the current pandemic. But we need to stop relying on certainty.

Four-minute read

With School 'Closed'... Part Two

Part two of a blog from Associate and edtech guru Mark Anderson on keeping the learning going when school is closed - with plenty of ideas for primary schools too (and not all tech related either).

Five-minute read

Independent Thinking On Loss

A short video about bereavement and loss created for teachers and school leaders by Ian Gilbert with Phoebe Gilbert and Winston's Wish.

Five-minute watch

Leading Online: The View From Hong Kong

We asked Ben Keeling, author of the My School Improvement Doodle Book and principal of Shrewsbury International School in Hong Kong, for his view right in thick of school closures caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.

Four-minute read

With School 'Closed'... Part One

We asked our resident tech guru and Associate Mark Anderson for his views on what schools can be doing to ensure continuity of great teaching and learning as Coronavirus shuts classrooms globally.

Five-minute read

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