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Jim Roberson on the CPD Jukebox

How can I stay positive in the face of great challenge and adversity? We asked Independent Thinking Associate, author and eternally upbeat legend Jim Roberson and this what he had to say.

Ruth Swailes on the CPD Jukebox

As a secondary teacher, what can I learn from Early Years practice? We asked Associate and award-winning EYFS expert Ruth Swailes and this is what she had to say.

David Cameron on the CPD Jukebox

As a school leader, what can I do to make my school more inclusive? We asked Associate, the Real David Cameron and here is what he said.

Jonathan Lear on the CPD Jukebox

How can I make learning really real for my primary class? We asked Independent Thinking Associate, author of the Guerrilla Curriculum and primary school deputy and teacher Jonathan Lear. This is what he had to say.

Lisa Jane Ashes on the CPD Jukebox

I’ve inherited a ‘challenging’ class – what can I do to win them over? We asked Independent Thinking Associate and author Lisa Jane Ashes for her thoughts and this is her reply.

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.

Simon Cooper-Hind on the CPD Jukebox

How can I switch on a reluctant child to learning? We asked Associate Simon Cooper-Hind and this is what he said for our CPD Jukebox.

Martin Illingworth on the CPD Jukebox

I am an NQT/ECT – what are the top three things I should do to be effective? We asked Associate, author and Senior PGCE lecturer Martin Illingworth for his thoughts. This is what he said.

A Message from the Front Line

A message of support from 'travelling teacher' Hywel Roberts who has spent the last few weeks working with schools and 'rallying the troops' in his own inspirational style, all across the country.

One-minute read

2021 Children's Book Festival

In June 2021 we ran an online Children's Book Festival featuring short interviews with the amazing authors of so many great books.

Creative Curriculum Webinar

Here is the complete recording of our special free webinar for primary teachers and leaders. Featuring advice and wisdom from Associates and Independent Thinking Press authors who know a thing or two about creativity in the curriculum, relive what was a thoroughly inspiring event.

90-minute watch

Using Unhomework to Supercharge Lockdown Learning - Part One

Part one of a two-part blog from Independent Thinking Associate, primary teacher and author Mark Creasy on how to improve motivation and develop independent learning through better homework during lockdown.

Five-minute read

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