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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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Election Toolkit

Election Toolkit

From UK Parliament, resources to help children understand and experience politics and government in action.

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All About Politics by Andrew Marr

All About Politics by Andrew Marr
Written for children aged 9 and over, but a clear and interesting introduction for adults too, All About Politics is a straight-talking guide to how governments really work.

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Timelines of Everything

Timelines of Everything

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1980s Arcade Games

1980s Arcade Games http://www.free80sarcade.com/

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BBC BrainSmart

BBC BrainSmart Child-friendly beginners' guide to the brain and memory.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/brainsmart/

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How Can I Remember All That
by Dr Tracy Packiam Alloway

How Can I Remember All That <br> by Dr Tracy Packiam Alloway Well structured and clearly written text. The voice of the child struggling with working memory is heard throughout in diary form. This acts to remind us how difficult classroom life can be for some children and how easily we can make it better for them with small changes.

Definitions of short term, long term and working memory are set out and techniques presented for improvement. The combination and curation of existing evidenced knowledge with tried and tested memory activities make this a useful book for all mainstream and SpEd teachers. For UK teachers this aligns well with the new (Sept 2019) evidenced-based Ofsted inspection framework which uses memory in its definition of learning.

Available from Amazon

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50 Things

50 Things

50 things to do before you're 11¾ from the National Trust

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/50-things-to-do



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Way of the Warrior Kid by Jocko Willink

Way of the Warrior Kid by Jocko Willink

Can Marc transform himself into a warrior before school starts in the fall - and finally stand up to the King of the Jungle himself? A look at positive thinking from an ex-navy seal.

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Kids Against Plastic

Kids Against Plastic
Be inspired by Amy and Ella Meek founders of Kids Against Plastic.

http://www.kidsagainstplastic.co.uk/

ello! We’re Amy and Ella Meek, aged 15 and 13, and the founders of Kids Against Plastic! 

Not long ago we came across the UN’s Global Goals and got inspired to do our bit for the planet, and after finding out about the negative effect single-use plastic is having on the environment, we launched the Kids Against Plastic campaign.

ello! We’re Amy and Ella Meek, aged 15 and 13, and the founders of Kids Against Plastic! 

Not long ago we came across the UN’s Global Goals and got inspired to do our bit for the planet, and after finding out about the negative effect single-use plastic is having on the environment, we launched the Kids Against Plastic campaign.



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Kids Fight Plastic by Martin Dorey

Kids Fight Plastic by Martin Dorey

Plastic is everywhere. It is in the rivers and it is in the sea. We need superheroes to fight plastic and help save our oceans.

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Voyager Space Probe Live

Voyager Space Probe Live

Live updates and information about the Voyager probes.

https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/

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Fax from Sarajevo
by Joe Kubert

Fax from Sarajevo <br>by Joe Kubert The struggle life and dignity during the siege of Sarajevo in 1992-93.

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Palestine
by Joe Sacco

Palestine <br>by Joe Sacco Captures the heart of the Palestinian experience in image after unforgettable mage.

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Tags: War Conflict

Persepolis
by Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis <br> by Marjane Satrapi Unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and its bewildering contradictions in public and private life.

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Tags: War Freedom

Maus
by Art Speigelman

Maus <br> by Art Speigelman The complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe.

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5 Dysfunctions of a Team
by Patrick Lencioni

5 Dysfunctions of a Team <br>by Patrick Lencioni Read this before it's too late!

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Tags: Group Work Collaboration Cooperation

Effective Group Work

Effective Group Work Straightforward, effective advice for productive group work - from Birmingham University's dept. of Metallurgy and Materials.

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/metallurgy-materials/about/cases/group-work/tips.aspx

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Software for Visual Learning

Software for Visual Learning Software to enhance learning since 1987.

http://www.inspiration.com/visual-learning

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15 Ways to Beat Procrastination

15 Ways to Beat Procrastination Simple ideas to get more done.

https://www.careeraddict.com/15-ways-to-beat-procrastination

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The Productivity Habits
by Ben Elijah

The Productivity Habits <br>by Ben Elijah How to make smart decisions about tasks, events and commitments that might otherwise might overload you.

Available from Amazon

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Tags: productivity Effectiveness

VIA Character Strength Tests

VIA Character Strength Tests Take the Free Character Strength Test, to discover your range of character strengths.

https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register

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Tags: Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology Program

Positive Psychology Program Find out more about Positive Psychology

https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/

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Ted Talk
The New Era of Positive Psychology

Ted Talk <BR> The New Era of Positive Psychology Martin Seligman presenting at TED2004

www.ted.com/talks/martin_seligman_on_the_state_of_psychology/

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Speed of Trust
by Stephen M.R. Covey

Speed of Trust <br>by Stephen M.R. Covey Reframe your thinking about trust. Apply its 4 key features and 13 behaviours in order to improve effectiveness. Avoid paying the 'trust tax'.

Read a Thinking Classroom summary here.

Available from Amazon

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Tags: Trust Values

Live Well and Standardise

Live Well and Standardise An article from the smart living LifeEdited website explaining a little more about normalisation / standardisation.

http://lifeedited.com/4-ways-to-put-your-life-on-automatic/

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