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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.

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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...

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Life Begins Where Your Comfort Zone Ends

Long-time Associate, author and coach Jackie Beere OBE shares her thoughts on why some people are responding to the current crisis better than others and her tips on how to thrive at the edge of your comfort zone.

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"I know how you feel.”

Headteacher of a wonderful values-based school and long-time Independent Thinking Associate, Julie Rees continues her exploration of the key values we need to teach, now more than ever.

Two-minute read

Resilience

A view on resilience during the current pandemic from inside the schools gates by primary headteacher, professional coach and Associate, Julie Rees, author The Little Book of Values.

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Watching the World Like Never Before

Associate and governmental environmental and education advisor and thinker Professor Paul Clarke summarises the opportunity we have as a species given the current pandemic. But we need to stop relying on certainty.

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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.

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33 Ways To Build Better Relationships

Drawing on his experience working with schools across the UK to help them embrace restorative practices, these are 33 ways Associate Mark Finnis suggests will build better relationships to make everything better.

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The First 19 Lessons of Headship

Nothing prepares you for headship apart from headship. Based on his experience and close observation, Ian Gilbert suggests the first nineteen lessons a new head learns. And learns quickly.

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Perceive

A challenging and profound read from our Professor Paul Clarke on perception, scientific understanding and how Edgar Allan Poe might have stumbled across the Big Bang Theory.

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In Difficult Times - A Unique Perspective

With the terrible events that have taken place in the country in recent weeks, we asked Associate, ex-SAS Major and former head of the UK's Counter Terrorism Unit, Floyd Woodrow what messages he has for the children in our classrooms.

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