The Big Book of Independent Thinking

Author: Ian Gilbert
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1845905547
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Under the banner of Independent Thinking Ltd Ian Gilbert has gathered specialists in the workings of the brain, discipline, emotional intelligence, ICT, motivation, music in learning, creativity and dealing with the disaffected. This is the definitive guide for anyone wishing to understand and use some of the thinking that makes them ITL such a unique and successful organisation. All ages

Young Gifted and Bored

Author: David George
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1845907566
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many gifted and talented children are bored and frustrated in the classroom. Many are not achieving their potential and talents are going unrecognised. Written by an experienced and world renowned author with a wealth of experience, this practical guide will challenge, excite and inspire teachers and show them how they can identify and provide for the needs of these children.

Whole School Progress the Lazy Way

Author: Jim Smith
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781350191
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Following on from the acclaimed The Lazy Teacher's Handbook, Jim Smith applies his lazy philosophy to flip the task of 'leading learning' to 'letting learning lead'. Covering all aspects of learning, including the planning of outstanding lessons, lesson observation, passing performance management targets and creating inspiring learning environments the book poses the question 'what would happen if you let learning lead?'. You might just find you enjoy your job more than ever as well as see a big improvement in the quality of learning and progress for your pupils.Based on Jim Smith's leadership work to improve learning (in a lazy way of course) this book is packed with highly practical solutions and suggestions that are proven to help you improve the quality of learning and progress but in a lazy way both in your classroom and across the school.

Of Teaching Learning and Sherbet Lemons

Author: Nina Jackson
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781352038
Format: PDF
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Education is like a sherbet lemon: we need the structures and systems - the hard exterior - but we can easily lose sight of the magic that is at the heart of this; the teaching and learning - the fizz in the centre. Nina Jackson's mission in Of Teaching, Learning and Sherbet Lemons is to put the fizz back into classrooms by solving some of the toughest dilemmas facing teachers. You know the child in the class who never asks that burning question because they worry it might make them look silly, even if everyone else is thinking the same thing? Sometimes teachers can be like that child. And they don't know where to turn to get the answers. That is where Nina comes in. The teachers' questions in Of Teaching, Learning and Sherbet Lemons have been anonymised, but Nina's answers will resonate with teachers everywhere, offering support and practical advice. Nina doesn't have a magic wand but what she does have is years of experience, honesty and a commitment to help everyone be the best they can be. After all, second best just won't do! Whether you are wondering about difficulties and disagreements with colleagues, pushy parents, promotion and ambition or losing the love for teaching, Nina has plenty of tips and advice. There is wise guidance on what to do when learners keep shouting out, or chit-chatting, or won't say anything. Nina also shares her valuable insights into inclusion and learning differences including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, ADD and ADHD, stutters and stammers, as well as addressing the sensitive issues of bereavement and self-harm. Topi covered also include: learner engagement and motivation, group work, learning styles, spoon feeding, feedback, unveiling learners' skills and talents, music in the classroom, transition from primary to secondary school, digital leaders, action research, school councils and INSET days. Suitable for all teachers - from NQTs to experienced teachers - across all subject-specialisms and phases; from primary to higher education.

Independent Thinking

Author: Ian Gilbert
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781350795
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Think for yourself before someone does it for you. The first in a new series by and for people who know how important it is to think for yourself. Written by Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert, this book is an invaluable collection of reflections, ideas and insights on the nature of learning, thinking, creativity and, drawing on Ian s experience in three continents, the role education has in changing not only people s lives but also entire societies. Combining articles published in the UK, Middle East and South America plus examples of his controversial online postings and Tweets with new observations and insights and at least 100 Twittered Thunks or Twunks this book is the informed ramblings of a passionate educationalist who has made a significant difference to classrooms for over 20 years and has earned the right to speak his mind.

Get off the Sofa

Author: Andrew Curran
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1845907167
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For years I have watched people in their millions inflict more illness and suffering on themselves than any war has ever done. What is this biblical plague, this monstrosity of suffering? Self inflicted illness. The fat guy smoking a cigarette. The thin woman flayed raw by alcohol. The kid jamming another fat laden time bomb into its face. The millions and millions of couch potatoes who haven't done a minutes decent exercise since they passed puberty. And what happens to all these millions upon millions of people? Nothing for most of the time.

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don t Do

Author: Amy Morin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062358316
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Your Mental Strength Everyone knows that regular exercise and weight training lead to physical strength. But how do we strengthen ourselves mentally for the truly tough times? And what should we do when we face these challenges? Or as psychotherapist Amy Morin asks, what should we avoid when we encounter adversity? Through her years counseling others and her own experiences navigating personal loss, Morin realized it is often the habits we cannot break that are holding us back from true success and happiness. Indulging in self-pity, agonizing over things beyond our control, obsessing over past events, resenting the achievements of others, or expecting immediate positive results holds us back. This list of things mentally strong people don't do resonated so much with readers that when it was picked up by Forbes.com it received ten million views. Now, for the first time, Morin expands upon the thirteen things from her viral post and shares her tried-and-true practices for increasing mental strength. Morin writes with searing honesty, incorporating anecdotes from her work as a college psychology instructor and psychotherapist as well as personal stories about how she bolstered her own mental strength when tragedy threatened to consume her. Increasing your mental strength can change your entire attitude. It takes practice and hard work, but with Morin's specific tips, exercises, and troubleshooting advice, it is possible to not only fortify your mental muscle but also drastically improve the quality of your life.