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Growth Mindset Made Simple

Growth Mindset summed up in four headings and one life-changing mantra by Ian Gilbert. Perfect for busy teachers.

Three-minute read

What Now for Education?

Associate Dr Debra Kidd is a passionate and informed advocate for a different sort of education. In this blog, she urges us to use recent world events to redefine what we mean by a 'good education'.

Four-minute read

When They Go Low

We put this out on a mailshot to subscribers 24 hours after the US presidential elections. Judging by the feedback, it seemed to help.

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A University Education at Any Price?

Isn't it about time we challenged the whole 'school to university to a life of debt' conveyor belt? asks Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert. After all, as is always the case, there is another way.

Three-minute read

Nancy Update

When three of our Associates went to Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp for us they met an amazing young lady called Nancy. With our support, Nancy has moved from refugee camp to university campus and is currently studying social work in Uganda. An update.

Three-minute read

But Everyone Else Is Doing It - Children, Cheating and the SATs

The SATS in England are descending into farce but there is also an altogether more disturbing side to them. Written anonymously, for obvious reasons, by a concerned primary school teacher this blog looks at cheating in and by schools.

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10 Things Everyone Should Know About Great School Leaders

As in other professions, some leaders seem to be born that way as they climb up the great career tree. Associate Mark Anderson takes a look at what it is that true leaders have in common.

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10 Things I Love About Being Dyslexic

Written by Ian Gilbert’s 19 year-old dyslexic daughter to help with the current debate about what it is, and whether it is at all.

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Some Questions From Hong Kong’s Occupy Barricades for Teachers Everywhere

Ian Gilbert, Independent Thinking’s Founder, is currently based in Hong Kong and has been live-Tweeting from the heart of the Umbrella Revolution protests. Here he poses a series of questions for educators everywhere.

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