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The Fruits of Kindness

As part of our opening of these blog pages to guest writers for INSET Junction during the Covid-19 school closures, here is a great post by SEND specialist Ginny Bootman on the power of kindness.

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Shaping Their World

A guest blog from artist, teacher, researcher and INSET Junction member Pete Moorhouse who argues passionately for the importance of woodwork in early childhood education and all the many benefits it brings.

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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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Teaching Students with Emotional, Behavioural and Mental Health Difficulties

Associate and behaviour specialist Adele Bates shares with us her expert thoughts on teaching students with emotional, behavioural and mental health challenges.

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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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The Dangers of Effective Teaching Part I

In the first instalment of a two-part blog on care, warmth and botheredness in the classroom, long-time Associate and Travelling Teacher Hywel Roberts shares his thoughts on why being an effective teacher is not really enough.

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For What We Are About To Receive...

At a time when the whole country seems to be waiting, waiting... coach and Independent Thinking Associate Andy Vass shares a view on the important difference between anticipation and expectation.

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On Gratitude

One more from Julie Rees, Associate and head of a wonderful values-based primary schools in deepest Herefordshire. Here she extolls the virtues of being thankful at times like these.

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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.

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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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The Six Roles of the Ancient Teacher – Which Will You Be Today?

What can we learn from the ancient teachers of India about the sort of teacher we can be today? A guest post by educator and trainer Valentina Mahesh in India.

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