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Team Building

A Conversation About Coaching, Coping and Better Conversations

A conversation about coaching, coping and better conversations in challenging times with Associates Gill KellyAndy Vass and Jackie Beere.

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Connectivity

Head of PE at Hartland International School in Dubai, Niall Statham, shares his thoughts on what it is that online education - indeed all education - has at its heart.

Five-minute read and watch

#elcolentucasa

We have a great friend and colleague in Madrid called Juan Carlos García and we asked him for his view of the educational landscape from, literally, his balcony in a city under siege.

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Observations

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...

Three-minute read

For What We Are About To Receive...

At a time when the whole country seems to be waiting, waiting... coach and Independent Thinking Associate Andy Vass shares a view on the important difference between anticipation and expectation.

One-minute read

Beyond the Bake Sale Pt II

How one small Barnsley primary school is demonstrating a genuine 'pedagogy of possibility' and making the world better in the process.

Three-minute read

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.

Three-minute read

The First 19 Lessons of Headship

Nothing prepares you for headship apart from headship. Based on his experience and close observation, Ian Gilbert suggests the first nineteen lessons a new head learns. And learns quickly.

Three-minute read

What Can We Learn From a School Where Teachers Don’t Teach and Children Choose Why, What, How, When and If They Want to Learn?

In February 2018 Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert had the opportunity to visit a very interesting school within a school in the Netherlands and took away some equally interesting lessons for educators everywhere.

Five-minute read

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Great School Leaders

As in other professions, some leaders seem to be born that way as they climb up the great career tree. Associate Mark Anderson takes a look at what it is that true leaders have in common.

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