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Provocations I

When asked to write some education-themed provocations we rose to the challenge as you might expect. What would your answers be? Feel free to use any of these 34 questions for interviews, INSET or just to start a fight in the staffroom.

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New (Academic) Year's Resolutions

Ever worry you might be getting into a rut in and out of the classroom? Well, here are 49 suggestions for what you can do to keep yourself - and those around you - on your toes all year long

Three-minute read

The Power Of With

Let Independent Thinking Associate and Restorative Practice expert Mark Finnis explain the wonderful power of 'with'.

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It Was Him

Special school headteacher and Associate Dave Whitaker looks back at an event that shaped his career as a teacher.

Five-minute read

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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Let's Play Master and Servant - Character Education

Phil Beadle tells us what he really thinks about 'character education' and the problem of what it means for children today.

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Children in Poverty

On Saturday 19th March we held one of our mind-blowing Thinking Saturdays, this time looking at poverty, education and what the latter’s impact is on children and young people experiencing the former.

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Reconnecting Education and Breaking the Illusion of Certainty

Off the back of the 'success' (time will tell) of COP21 in Paris in December 2015, Associate Professor Paul Clarke describes why we urgently need to reconnect education to the world we live in.

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The Secret Weapon

Associate and MFL specialist Crista Hazell on encouraging her students to speak with help from her 'secret weapon'.

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Unconditional Positive Regard

Associate and MFL specialist Crista Hazell describes how the theory of Unconditional Positive Regard, as espoused by psychologist Carl Rogers, made such a difference in her classroom.

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The View From the Special School Part Two

Associate and special school headteacher Dave Whitaker on his frustrations regarding GCSEs for children in special schools and Alternative Provision.

Four-minute read

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