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Teaching in Challenging Circumstances

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'.

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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.

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Big i Foundation

Our Big i Foundation is the not-for-profit arm of Independent Thinking which allows us to do educational work with charities, NGOs and not-profit organisations in various parts of the world.

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Cultural Capital II

Part two of the of the webinar given by Phil Beadle on cultural capital - what it is, how schools can do it right it and how Ofsted have got it badly wrong.

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Cultural Capital I

Highlights of the first part of a webinar given by Phil Beadle all about cultural capital and how Ofsted have got so very badly wrong.

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Adele Bates - Highlights

Highlights of a conversation with Adele Bates about behaviour, zero tolerance and what we do - and don't need - school leadership to be doing.

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Jim Roberson on the Power of Relationships - Highlights

Highlights of a conversation with Associate Jim Roberson on the power of relationships for motivation and engagement.

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Haili Hughes on Education and Poverty - Highlights

Independent Thinking Associate, teacher and author Haili Hughes on teaching children in poverty. Highlights.

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