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Curriculum and Lesson Planning

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.

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The Golden Age of Curriculum Design

The Golden Age of Curriculum Design is ahead of us according to Associate Will Ryan. A fascinating long-read blog on how we can grasp the opportunity we have to make teaching and learning come alive for all our children.

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"I Agree"

Teacher, Independent Thinking Associate and author of Unhomework shares the secret of not spending your evenings and weekends marking.

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It Isn’t What You Teach

Associate Will Ryan shares the eight common factors he has observed in classrooms where the teaching and learning makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.

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A Corridor of Curiosities

Associate and Primary deputy head Jonathan Lear has helped create a Corridor of Curiosity at his multicultural inner-city primary school. Find out what it is, who inspired him, how he went about it and why he did it.

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The Sacred Gift of Learning

Our friend and Associate colleague Mike Brearley passed away in October this year. This, one of his last pieces, captures his beliefs about the power of education.

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Don’t Just Learn There, Think Something!

An article on thinking, learning and not just being logical by the man behind the Thunks phenomenon and Independent Thinking founder, Ian Gilbert.

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Five Ways to Help Students Overcome Exam Stress and Anxieties

With exam season on its way, Associate and MFL specialist Crista Hazell shares fives great strategies to help your students deal with the mental stresses and strains they will face.

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Beyond the Bake Sale Pt I

Frustrated by the message that children seem to be receiving that a bake sale will make everything better in the world, Ian Gilbert wrote this for his book Independent Thinking.

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What Can We Learn From a School Where Teachers Don’t Teach and Children Choose Why, What, How, When and If They Want to Learn?

In February 2018 Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert had the opportunity to visit a very interesting school within a school in the Netherlands and took away some equally interesting lessons for educators everywhere.

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Making Children Learn vs Making Children Learners

Independent Thinking Founder Ian Gilbert gets off his chest what has been bugging him about the latest 'This is how we learn' practice with the help of design evangelist Chase Buckley.

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Ian Gilbert on Entrepreneurship and Thinking Skills

A presentation by Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert on entrepreneurship, thinking and schools to an audience that included the King of Spain.

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