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Curriculum and Lesson Planning

Stephanie Davies on the CPD Jukbox

Why should I introduce more laughter into my classroom? We asked Associate and founder of Laughology, Stephanie Davies and this is what she had to say.

Ruth Swailes on the CPD Jukebox

As a secondary teacher, what can I learn from Early Years practice? We asked Associate and award-winning EYFS expert Ruth Swailes and this is what she had to say.

Jonathan Lear on the CPD Jukebox

How can I make learning really real for my primary class? We asked Independent Thinking Associate, author of the Guerrilla Curriculum and primary school deputy and teacher Jonathan Lear. This is what he had to say.

Lisa Jane Ashes on the CPD Jukebox

I’ve inherited a ‘challenging’ class – what can I do to win them over? We asked Independent Thinking Associate and author Lisa Jane Ashes for her thoughts and this is her reply.

Simon Cooper-Hind on the CPD Jukebox

How can I switch on a reluctant child to learning? We asked Associate Simon Cooper-Hind and this is what he said for our CPD Jukebox.

Martin Illingworth on the CPD Jukebox

I am an NQT/ECT – what are the top three things I should do to be effective? We asked Associate, author and Senior PGCE lecturer Martin Illingworth for his thoughts. This is what he said.

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

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