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A Conversation About Technology, Learning and Making Connections

A conversation about technology, learning and making connections with Associates Roy Leighton and Mark Anderson joined by Mark Allen (@EdintheClouds).

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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

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

Ten Wishes from 'Dirty Teaching' Author and Associate Juliet Robertson

Associate and outdoor learning expert Juliet Robertson puts forward her ten wishes for what she wants for children and the outside world with schools now closed due to the pandemic.

Five-minute read

Taking Your School Online - Lessons from Week One

We asked Dr Mónica Gilbert-Sáez, principal of Rotterdam International Secondary School, what lessons the school had learned from its first week of enforced school closure due to Covid-19 and the move to online learning.

Three-minute read

With School 'Closed'... Part Two

Part two of a blog from Associate and edtech guru Mark Anderson on keeping the learning going when school is closed - with plenty of ideas for primary schools too (and not all tech related either).

Five-minute read

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.

Five-minute read

"I Agree"

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

Five-minute read

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.

Five-minute read

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.

Five-minute read

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.

Five-minute read

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