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Dave Harris on Brave Leadership

Independent Thinking Associate Dave Harris on the benefits of brave leadership in schools.

Six-minute watch

A Message to NQTs and ECTs Everywhere

Associate Martin Illingworth is a senior lecturer on the Sheffield Hallam University PGCE programme. Here is his message to the class of 2020.

Three-minute read

A Conversation About Coaching, Coping and Better Conversations

A conversation about coaching, coping and better conversations in challenging times with Associates Gill KellyAndy Vass and Jackie Beere.

53-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

 

A Guest Blog from Dave Green on Altruism

Educator Dave Green shares his thoughts on the true nature of altruism in a post-COVID society - what it is and what it isn't.

Five-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

So What Are the Essential Skills Our Young People Need for 2020?

Associate Jackie Beere OBE has a new book coming out which helps schools address the real key skills needed for 2020 and beyond. Here is a sneaky preview with plenty to think about when we ask our favourite question, what are they learning while you're teaching them?

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

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