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Are We Refusing to Learn From Lockdown?

Associate (Real) David Cameron poses an important question that is vexing him during the current transformation of the education system - are we all refusing to learn from lockdown?

Five-minute read

Guest Blog - Sara Alston on Echo Teaching Part Three

Part Three of a guest blog from Sara Alston looking at how teachers can make better use of the TA in the classroom when they move beyond the 'echo teaching' model.

Three-minute read

Hindsight 2020

Associate, Senior Lecturer in Education and English specialist Martin Illingworth fills in some of the gaps between the publication of his controversial new book Forget School and the dramatic changes we see around us now.

Three-minute read

Guest Blog - Rachel Tomlinson on Her Sanction-Free, Reward-Free School

A guest blog from Rachel Tomlinson, headteacher of the award-winning Barrowford Primary School in Lancashire, on why her school is a sanction-free and reward-free zone. Controversially.

Four-minute read

 

So You Want to Build a New School

We were asked a while back for our thoughts about building a new school from scratch. Drawing on his experience in schools and school systems around the world, these are Ian Gilbert's 32 surprising recommendations. 

Four-minute read

Connectivity

Head of PE at Hartland International School in Dubai, Niall Statham, shares his thoughts on what it is that online education - indeed all education - has at its heart.

Five-minute read and watch

When This Is All Over...

Education consultant and SEND specialist Lorraine Petersen shares her thoughts on the challenges thrown up for SEND children and their teachers and families in the current crisis - and also the opportunities for real positive change.

Five-minute read

Fanfare Please

In which Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert suggests that, despite earlier promises, now is indeed the time for that fanfare for the common man and woman.

30-minute read and watch

Shaping Their World

A guest blog from artist, teacher, researcher and INSET Junction member Pete Moorhouse who argues passionately for the importance of woodwork in early childhood education and all the many benefits it brings.

Five-minute read

You Are Not Alone

We are collating an on-going list of links, ideas, websites, blogs and more to help educators and leaders (and human beings) during this difficult time. Please help yourselves and let us know what else we can add.

Five-minute read

Observations

We asked Associate and Restorative Practice guru Mark Finnis what lessons he had gleaned, heard or observed about relationships, people and communities during this current crisis. Here are 43 truisms he has picked up. So far...

Three-minute read

What is Trauma-Informed Education and Why is it Relevant to You?

A powerful and insightful guest blog on what all teachers need to know about trauma-informed education by specialist teacher and researcher Kat Stern.

Five-minute read

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