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Thinking Classroom Suggested Books & Websites
Here's a searchable list of books and links that inspire Thinking Classroom.

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More recommendations appear on the Thinking Classroom Pages and you can learn about Thinking Classroom principles & practices though my own books, Books by Mike Fleetham.

Disclaimer: I'm not responsible for the content of any links or other folks' books, however I hope you find some valuable ideas in them.
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BBC Comedy Classroom

BBC Comedy Classroom

Bring Comedy into the classroom for it's own sake and why ever not?!
"BBC’s Red Nose Day Comedy Classroom provides a brilliant framework for young people to explore comedy writing. "

Homepage:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03hfdlv

Primary resources:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles//blue-peter-primary-comedy-classroom

BBC Comedy Classroom Primary Resource Booklet, pdf

Competition:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles//red-nose-day-comedy-classroom-competition

Secondary Students:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles//red-nose-day-comedy-classroom-for-secondary-students

Secondary Resources:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles//secondary-teaching-resources

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The Upright Citizen's Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual

The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual Definitive guide to improv comedy. You might need to save up for this one.

Available from Amazon

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Classroom Instruction That Works: Research Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement
by Robert J. Marzano

Classroom Instruction That Works: Research Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement<br>by Robert J. Marzano

9 researched ideas to help more students achieve more.


Available from Amazon

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Tags: Meta Analysis

Visible Learning
by John Hattie

Visible Learning<br>by John Hattie

A thorough meta-analysis of years of educational research, categorised and evaluated for impact.


Available from Amazon

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Tags: Teaching Meta Analysis

Reinventing Organisations
Frederic Laloux

Reinventing Organisations <br> Frederic Laloux "An Illustrated Invitation to Join the Conversation on next-Stage Organisations"
A clear visual description of how effective organisations are looking in 21st Century. Find out what colour your organisation really is.

Available from Amazon

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Tags: Spiral Dynamics Integral Leadership

Seldom Asked Questions App
Based on The Question Book

Seldom Asked Questions App <br> Based on The Question Book

An App from Roman Tschäppeler and Mikael Krogerus, authors "The question book".

"There are frequently asked questions, ie questions that everyone asks. When getting to know about: "What do you do for a living?". And there are seldomly Asked Questions, questions that one is too rare, but in the answer to truly get to know people. For example, "When did you last do something for the first time?". SAQ is a collection of such questions. The app is the perfect game for the first acquaintance, for the social round with old friends, for long-term relationships or new liaisons."

www.saq-app.com

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To Sell is Human
by Daniel Pink

To Sell is Human <br>by Daniel Pink Full Title: To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Persuading, Convincing, and Influencing Others

Turns the idea of selling on its head - from something that is done to us, to a collaborative exchange of value. Concepts and principles applicable to teaching and learning.

Available from Amazon

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Tags: Change Persuasion Influence Learning

The Question Book
by Krogerus and Tschäppeler

The Question Book <br>by Krogerus and Tschäppeler Over 600 questions - poignant, pragmatic and peculiar - that give a broad insight into your own beliefs and behaviours as well as providing useful starting points for coaching conversations.

Available from Amazon

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The Horace Mann League

The Horace Mann League The Horace Mann League was founded in 1922 to keep his ideas alive and relevant. Its website shows just how inspirational Mann was and is to this day.

www.hmleague.org

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On The Art Of Teaching
by Horace Mann

On The Art Of Teaching <BR>by Horace Mann Pithy wisdom from master educator and social reformer Horace Mann from 150 years ago. In the world of teaching and learning there is nothing new under the sun.

Available from Amazon

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Growth Mindset Videos for Students
by ClassDojo

Growth Mindset Videos for Students <br> by ClassDojo

Having and using a growth mindset depends on knowing the brain facts around it. Use these vids to do just that.

https://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/bigideas/

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RSA Animation about Dan Pink's Work on Motivation

RSA Animation about Dan Pinks Work on Motivation

Don't replace reading the book with this; but the animation does give an effective and engaging summary. 


https://www.thersa.org/discover/videos/rsa-animate/2010/04/rsa-animate---drive/

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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What motivates Us
Daniel Pink

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What motivates Us<br>Daniel Pink

Find out why most schools are out of sync with what research says about effective motivation. Do you dare take the risk of motivating your pupils in a different way to get a better result?


Available from Amazon

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Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction
by Jim Knight

Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction<br>by Jim Knight I've been greatly inspired by this book in my video coaching work. It's not the in-ear kind (I'll be writing that one before long) but more about the nitty-gritty of using video clips of your practice to accelerate professional growth. Jim's book is immensely practical but also respectful and encouraging: he fully acknowledges the risks and reward of using video and shows us how to establish trust, confidentiality and how to maximise impact.

Available from Amazon

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Excellence in Coaching
by Jonathan Passmore

Excellence in Coaching <br>by Jonathan Passmore An industry standard with contributions from experts in the field. Includes chapters on Coaching Approaches, Coaching Culture, Measuring Impact, Issues & Ethics and Supervision.

I used this as a core text while studying for my ILM executive coaching qualification last year. It gives a broad and solid base for understanding what coaching is and for contemplating the challenges you might face as either a freelance coach or as one working within/for an organisation.

Available from Amazon

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Charlotte Mason's 6 Volume Book Series

Charlotte Masons 6 Volume Book Series A superb distillation of Charlotte Mason's writing. Key points and quotations are interesting, relevant and well-curated.

www.amblesideonline.org/CM/

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TED Talk: Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

TED Talk: Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit Angela Lee Duckworth presents us with 'grit': the characteristics that predict success more accurately than intelligence. With focus, determination and resilience, gritty learners can outperform their smarter, less gritty peers.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8

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Growth Mindset YouTube Video

Growth Mindset YouTube Video

Growth Mindset video produced by the University of California. Key message to pupils? You CAN grow your brain.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElVUqv0v1EE

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Animated Book Review: Flow by M Csikszentmihaly

Animated Book Review: Flow by M Csikszentmihaly

An animated book review of "Flow" (when challenge and skill match).


www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h6IMYRoCZw

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Flow: The Psychology of Happiness
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Flow: The Psychology of Happiness <br> by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (2002) tells us that when skill exceeds challenge we get bored but if the task is too hard for our current skill level then frustration sets in. When skill and challenge start to match up we are well on our way to the state he calls 'flow'. Flow has 8 more features on top of the challenge-skill balance.

Available from Amazon

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National Gallery Teachers Notes

National Gallery Teachers Notes Teachers' notes from the National Gallery: background information about famous paintings with classroom ideas to download.

www.nationalgallery.org.uk/learning/teachers-and-schools/teachers-notes/

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Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose
by Bob Cox

Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose<BR>by Bob Cox There are books about learning theory which are fascinating and there are great textbooks which are practical. This one is both. Use it for one-off Literature lessons or to design a complete programme. Comes with a resources CDROM.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, English

Tags: Literacy Literature

Live In-Ear Coaching Group

Live In-Ear Coaching Group Find out about Mike's Live In-Ear Coaching training - delivered on-line using Iris Connect groups

www.irisconnect.co.uk/how-we-do-it/groups/thinking-classroom

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The Diagrams Book
by Kevin Duncan

The Diagrams Book <br>by Kevin Duncan

50 visual tools for problem solving which can really clarify your thinking. Many leadership and learning applications.

Available from Amazon

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The Roses of Success

The Roses of Success If you want a gritty, growth mindset theme tune for the new school year, then here it is! Grow the Roses from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GND10sWq0n0

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