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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

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

And It Was All A Dream

English teachers and literacy coordinators looking for ideas on how to teach students and young people to write great stories will benefit from these powerful storytelling tips from Pixar.

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

CPD Juke Box

Want some quick-fire CPD answering some of the most pressing questions in education today - then check out our new CPD Jukebox!

29 three- to five-minute videos

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

Independent Thinking on Emotional Literacy

An online conversation for UKEdChat with Independent Thinking Press author Richard Evans on his new book Independent Thinking on Emotional Literacy.

40-minute watch

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