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A Conversation About Poverty, Education and the Social Mobility Deceit

A conversation about poverty, equity, the social mobility deceit, belonging and education with Chris Kilkenny and Associate (Real) David Cameron.

55-minute watch

Loss

At some point schools will reopen after Covid-19. At some point schools will come face to face with children who lost loved ones. Now what? Ian Gilbert shares some advice from personal experience to help schools help young people now and into the future.

Four-minute read

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.

Three-minute read

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.

Five-minute read

An Introduction to Thunks

Thunks are the inadvertent lovechild of Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert and a Philosophy for Children project he was involved in a million years go. Find out what they are and how to use them here.

Three-minute read

You Are Not Alone

We are collating an on-going list of links, ideas, websites, blogs and more to help educators and leaders (and human beings) during this difficult time. Please help yourselves and let us know what else we can add.

Five-minute read

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...

Three-minute read

What is Trauma-Informed Education and Why is it Relevant to You?

A powerful and insightful guest blog on what all teachers need to know about trauma-informed education by specialist teacher and researcher Kat Stern.

Five-minute read

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.

Four-minute read

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.

Three-minute read

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.

One-minute read

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