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Adele Bates on the CPD Jukebox

A child just swore at me in front of the class - what should I do now? We asked Associate and behaviour expert and author Adele Bates and this is what she suggested for our CPD Jukebox.

Roy Leighton on the CPD Jukebox

How can I get the positive behaviour for learning right and reduce conflict in my classroom? We asked Associate, author and international trainer Roy Leighton for his views and this is what he said

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.

We were attacked

Associate and behaviour specialist Adele Bates on why attacks on the LGBTQ+ community affect us all, wherever they take place, and education's role in stopping them.

Two-minute read

Well-Being Webinar

Watch the recording of our recent Zoom webinar for teachers and school leaders all about well-being in schools with Nina Jackson, Julie Rees, Jackie Beere and Roy Leighton. Hosted by Ian Gilbert.

90-minute watch

Adele Bates - Highlights

Highlights of a conversation with Adele Bates about behaviour, zero tolerance and what we do - and don't need - school leadership to be doing.

Ten-minute watch

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

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

Beyond the Bake Sale Pt II

How one small Barnsley primary school is demonstrating a genuine 'pedagogy of possibility' and making the world better in the process.

Three-minute read

Beyond the Bake Sale Pt I

Frustrated by the message that children seem to be receiving that a bake sale will make everything better in the world, Ian Gilbert wrote this for his book Independent Thinking.

Four-minute read

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