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A Conversation About Going Back

A conversation about going back in primary, secondary and special schools with Independent Thinking Associates and school leaders Julie Rees and Dave Whitaker and Andy Greenhough, headteacher at Ralph Allen School.

55-minute watch

The Daily Walk Photo Challenge

Each day our favourite 'Granny with a Camera' Associate Jane Hewitt uses social media to encourage people to take part in a photo challenge as they enjoy their daily walk. Here are some suggestions as to what the challenge can be for you to try with your own children and families.

Three-minute read

Loss

At some point schools will reopen after Covid-19. At some point schools will come face to face with children who lost loved ones. Now what? Ian Gilbert shares some advice from personal experience to help schools help young people now and into the future.

Four-minute read

Patience, Coronavirus and the Kestrel of Hope

A guest post from Andrew - Bernie - Bernard about the power of hope and patience at times such as these and what we can all learn from young Billy Casper.

Three-minute read

The Fruits of Kindness

As part of our opening of these blog pages to guest writers for INSET Junction during the Covid-19 school closures, here is a great post by SEND specialist Ginny Bootman on the power of kindness.

Three-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

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

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