As a leader, how can I improve the conversations in my school? We asked Independent Thinking Associate and education speaker and coach Andy Vass and this is what he suggested
Dave Whitaker on the CPD Jukebox
How can I practice kindness in a school regime that is all about being strict? We asked Independent Thinking Associate and author of the Kindness Principle, Dave Whitaker, and this is what he had to say.
A Conversation with Dr Andrew Curran
A conversation with Associate and paediatric neurologist Dr Andrew Curran on the neuroscience of attachment theory, parenting, and great teaching.
Mark Finnis on Restorative Practice - Highlights
Associate Mark Finnis with highlights from a CPD webinar conversation all about restorative practice in schools.
Equity, Peace and Beauty
On the second of every month we publish our Second Thoughts newsletter. We normally focus on six themes. This month, it was just three. Big ones.
Ten-minute watch and read
A Conversation About Restorative Practice
A conversation about restorative practice, coaching, behaviour and achievement with Associate Mark Finnis and Simon Flowers, Headteacher of Carr Manor High School.
Guest Blog - Rachel Tomlinson on Her Sanction-Free, Reward-Free School
A guest blog from Rachel Tomlinson, headteacher of the award-winning Barrowford Primary School in Lancashire, on why her school is a sanction-free and reward-free zone. Controversially.
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...
33 Ways To Build Better Relationships
Drawing on his experience working with schools across the UK to help them embrace restorative practices, these are 33 ways Associate Mark Finnis suggests will build better relationships to make everything better.
The Power Of With
Let Independent Thinking Associate and Restorative Practice expert Mark Finnis explain the wonderful power of 'with'.
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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