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Hope from India

A blog from our friend Tina Mahesh in Mumbai from the eye of the storm of the pandemic sweeping across India in April 2021. It is darkest before the dawn.

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Questions from The Working Class

Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert was asked to deliver a webinar for an academy group recently, drawing on the work in our best-selling book The Working Class. Here are ten questions he put to the delegates that can form part of any school's discussion when it come to 'closing the gap'.

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Using Unhomework to Supercharge Lockdown Learning - Part One

Part one of a two-part blog from Independent Thinking Associate, primary teacher and author Mark Creasy on how to improve motivation and develop independent learning through better homework during lockdown.

Five-minute read

And It Was All A Dream

English teachers and literacy coordinators looking for ideas on how to teach students and young people to write great stories will benefit from these powerful storytelling tips from Pixar.

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So You Want to Write a Book?

Advice for prospective authors when it comes to writing a book for the award-winning Independent Thinking Press.

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A Circle of Bone

A short story for our times by our resident Agent of All Things Wondrous, Dr Matthew McFall.

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Noticing

Use these inspiring images from Associate and photographer Jane Hewitt to help children and young people learn to stop and look at the world with new eyes.

Three-minute read

8Way Thinking

What 8Way thinking is, where it came from and how it can be used to make even the most dismal-appearing of subject matters fascinating.

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How Do I Know What I Think Until I hear What I Say?

We like the look of this new app designed to get children talking more and, as a result, thinking better.

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A Brief History of the Written Exam

Exams are in chaos - but where did they come from? This brief history may help us answer an even bigger question - why on earth do we still have them? 

Five-minute read

How Thunks Helped Us Survive Lockdown

Independent Thinking Associate and primary teacher Mark Creasy shares the many ways he uses Thunks and how they have been a godsend through lock down.

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