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Teaching in Challenging Circumstances

C-Word Bingo

Associate and Restorative Practice guru Mark Finnis recently asked people on social media for education-related words beginning with C. This is the impressive list that came back.

Two-minute Read

The Enduring Myth of Equality of Opportunity

A blog to celebrate Careers Week from new Associate Andrew 'Bernie' Bernard for teachers and school leaders about careers planning and the myth of equality.

A four-minute read

Adele Bates on the CPD Jukebox

A child just swore at me in front of the class - what should I do now? We asked Associate and behaviour expert and author Adele Bates and this is what she suggested for our CPD Jukebox.

Haili Hughes on the CPD Jukebox

How can I avoid some children being ‘written off’? We asked Associate, teacher author and one of 'those children' Haili Hughes and this is her reply.

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.

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.

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

Questions from The Working Class

Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert was asked to deliver a webinar for an academy group recently, drawing on the work in our best-selling book The Working Class. Here are ten questions he put to the delegates that can form part of any school's discussion when it come to 'closing the gap'.

Five-minute read

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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