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Curriculum and Lesson Planning

Questions from The Working Class

Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert was asked to deliver a webinar for an academy group recently, drawing on the work in our best-selling book The Working Class. Here are ten questions he put to the delegates that can form part of any school's discussion when it come to 'closing the gap'.

Five-minute read

Creative Curriculum Webinar

Here is the complete recording of our special free webinar for primary teachers and leaders. Featuring advice and wisdom from Associates and Independent Thinking Press authors who know a thing or two about creativity in the curriculum, relive what was a thoroughly inspiring event.

90-minute watch

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

Thinking, Creativity and Paper Clips II

Ian Gilbert in the second part of a two-part webinar he recorded for us all about thinking, learning and creativity in our brave new world. And paper clips.

17-minute watch

Cultural Capital II

Part two of the of the webinar given by Phil Beadle on cultural capital - what it is, how schools can do it right it and how Ofsted have got it badly wrong.

Ten-minute watch

Noticing

Use these inspiring images from Associate and photographer Jane Hewitt to help children and young people learn to stop and look at the world with new eyes.

Three-minute read

8Way Thinking

What 8Way thinking is, where it came from and how it can be used to make even the most dismal-appearing of subject matters fascinating.

Five-minute read

Ian Gilbert Edumate Interview

An interview with Ian Gilbert and those nice people at Edumate with ideas for developing independent thinkers in all classrooms.

30-minute watch

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