As a leader, how can I improve the conversations in my school? We asked Independent Thinking Associate and education speaker and coach Andy Vass and this is what he suggested
Gill Kelly on the CPD Jukebox
As a leader, where do I start when it comes to whole-school change? We asked Associate, author and international leadership coach Gill Kelly. This is what she had to say.
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 Conversation About Coaching, Coping and Better Conversations
A conversation about coaching, coping and better conversations in challenging times with Associates Gill Kelly, Andy Vass and Jackie Beere.
A Conversation About Leadership, Bravery and Values in Challenging Times
A conversation about leadership, bravery and values in challenging times with Dave Harris, author of Brave Heads and Floyd Woodrow.
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.
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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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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