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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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We Might Be Down But We Are Never Out

This is the text of a talk given by Chris Kilkenny in a 'Creative Conversation' with Independent Thinking Associate David Cameron in Scotland earlier this year.

Ten-minute read and watch

If Employers Wanted to Improve Education

If employers genuinely wanted to make a difference to the quality and nature of the education their prospective employees receive then it would actually be quite easy suggest Ian Gilbert.

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What If?

An article first published by the Secondary Heads Association (now ASCL) in 2004 and written by Ian Gilbert, founder of Independent Thinking. Watch out for imitations...

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Zero Waste Schools

After hosting a Zero-Waste Schools event in Hong Kong, Ian Gilbert highlights the nine steps schools can achieve to become zero-waste schools.

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Some Questions From Hong Kong’s Occupy Barricades for Teachers Everywhere

Ian Gilbert, Independent Thinking’s Founder, is currently based in Hong Kong and has been live-Tweeting from the heart of the Umbrella Revolution protests. Here he poses a series of questions for educators everywhere.

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A World Away or a Class Apart? Some Thoughts at the Start of Term

Associate Tim Benton has just come back from leading a two-day VIth form induction in a top school in Hong Kong. He came away with an important message for all UK teachers.

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The Revolution Will Not Be Metricised

Associate Lisa Jane Ashes' educational take on the famous Gil Scott Heron line - The Revolution Will Not be Televised.

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