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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.

David Cameron on the CPD Jukebox

As a school leader, what can I do to make my school more inclusive? We asked Associate, the Real David Cameron and here is what he said.

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.

Andy Vass on the CPD Jukebox

As a leader, how can I improve the conversations in my school? We asked Independent Thinking Associate and education speaker and coach Andy Vass and this is what he suggested

Dave Whitaker on the CPD Jukebox

How can I practice kindness in a school regime that is all about being strict? We asked Independent Thinking Associate and author of the Kindness Principle, Dave Whitaker, and this is what he had to say.

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.

2021 Children's Book Festival

In June 2021 we ran an online Children's Book Festival featuring short interviews with the amazing authors of so many great books.

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

New Heads Webinar

Here is the complete recording of our special free webinar for new school leaders. Featuring advice and wisdom from Associates and Independent Thinking Press authors with experience across primary, secondary and special schools, we were joined by a global audience for an inspiring evening.

90-minute watch

Big i Foundation

Our Big i Foundation is the not-for-profit arm of Independent Thinking which allows us to do educational work with charities, NGOs and not-profit organisations in various parts of the world.

Two-minute watch and read

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