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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'.

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Make 'Em Laugh; Make 'Em Think

Long-time Associate and '6ft ginger stand-up educationalist' Dave Keeling shares some of his favourite activities to get young people laughing and learning in equal measure.

Five-minute read

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

Swan Upping, Children Downing?

In the summer holidays, schools are brilliant places to work. Dave Whitaker talks about why he loves summer - but why not all his students feel the same way, and what swans have to do with it.

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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.

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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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Rescued from Nightmare

In 2015 Debbie Kidd, Jane Hewitt and Bethan Stracy-Burbridge went out to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya with the World Wide Education Project, funded by our Big i Foundation. There they met Nancy. This is her story.

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How the Brian Works (sic)!

Last weekend we held one of our Thinking Saturdays to get together to explore certain key areas relevant to our work across the board in education. This time - the brain with Associate and paediatric neurologist Dr Andrew Curran.

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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.

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