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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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Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People
by Kate Power & Kathy Iwanczak

Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People<br>by Kate Power & Kathy Iwanczak Word-lite; picture-heavy; message-clear. Dyslexia is a learning difference. It need not be a difficulty. This book authentically describes and celebrates that difference.

Available from Amazon

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Win-Win
by Derek Arden

Win-Win <br>by Derek Arden How to get a winning result from persuasive negotiations. Ideas and techniques for effective negotiation.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, PHSE

Tags: Debate Negotiation Growth Mindset

The Decisions Book
by Krogerus and Tschäppeler

The Decisions Book<br>by Krogerus and Tschäppeler 50 models/techniques for making effective decisions. Small book; huge ideas.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, Thinking Skills

Tags: Decision Making Judgement

1,234 Facts from QI
by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin

1,234 Facts from QI<br> by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin The TV show QI has been making facts interesting and fun since 2003. Here is a sample.

Available from Amazon 

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Pay it Forward
by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Pay it Forward <br> by Catherine Ryan Hyde Pay It Forward - the story on which May 17 tool is based.

Available from Amazon

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Tags: Service Character Story

The Upright Citizen's Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual
Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser

The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual <Br> Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser Definitive guide to improv comedy. You might need to save up for this one.

Available from Amazon

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Tags: Comedy Learning Humour Memory

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.


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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
by Frederic Laloux

Reinventing Organisations <br> by 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.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Leadership

Tags: Spiral Dynamics Integral Leadership

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.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Professional Development, Psychology

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.

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Tags: Questions Coaching

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.

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Tags: Social Reform Horace Mann

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?


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Tags: Motivation

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Categories: Suggested Books, English

Tags: Literacy Literature

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.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Creativity, Leadership

Tags: Visual Thinking

Making Every Lesson Count
by Shaun Allison & Andy Tharby

Making Every Lesson Count <br>by Shaun Allison & Andy Tharby Packed with practical teaching strategies, Making Every Lesson Count bridges the gap between research findings and classroom practice. Find out what 'Expert teachers' do.

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Tags: Education

The Courage to Teach
by Parker J. Palmer

The Courage to Teach<br>by Parker J. Palmer The perfect Summer educators' read if you want to take stock and have a chance to look at yourself and your profession from a distance. Inspiring, realistic, empowering.

"This book is for teachers who have good days and bad –– and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life."
– Parker J. Palmer [from the Introduction]

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Tags: Reflection Professional Learning

Transition to Secondary School
by Molly Potter

Transition to Secondary School <br>by Molly Potter 100 ideas to support your students through an exciting but challenging school transition. A handbook, a survival guide and a travel companion.

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Tags: Secondary School Primary School

Education: A Very Short Introduction
by Gary Thomas

Education: A Very Short Introduction <br>by Gary Thomas The basics in a one small book – one more from the popular Oxford series

Available from Amaazon

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Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind
by Eric Jenson

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind <br>by Eric Jenson 5 years of quality teaching can completely close the achievement gap between poor and more advantaged students. But which research and classroom techniques should we use to do this? Jensen's mighty follow up to his 2009 Teaching with Poverty in Mind clearly shows us how - with evidence to justify his approach.

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Tags: Poverty Grit Growth Mindset

Fostering Grit: How do I prepare my students for the real world?
by Thomas R Hoerr

Fostering Grit: How do I prepare my students for the real world? <br>by Thomas R Hoerr

Tom Hoerr is principal at New City School, St Louis and is a practical and inspiring international thought leader. In this fantastic pocket book he'll tell you all you need to know about gritty learning and how to make it come alive in your classrooms, staff rooms and playgrounds. (when I say pocket I mean pocket: this is huge quality over quantity!)

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Tags: Grit Setback Failure Growth Mindset