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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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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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Tags: Questions Coaching

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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Tags: Social Reform Horace Mann

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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Categories: Suggested Books, Professional Development

Tags: Coaching

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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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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Tags: In Ear Coaching Coaching Collaboration

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.

Available from Amazon

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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]

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, Teaching & Learning, Professional Development

Tags: Reflection Professional Learning

SAMR - Using Technology for Learning

SAMR - Using Technology for Learning The blog of Ruben R. Puentedura, creator of the SAMR model of technology use in education.

www.hippasus.com/rrpweblog/

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Categories: Professional Development, Blogs, ICT

Tags: ICT Digital

The Element
by Ken Robinson

The Element <br>by Ken Robinson An inspiring, funny and insightful boost for your self-belief and, in turn, that of your students.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, Professional Development

Tags: Talent Potential Thought Leader

The Royal Society of Arts

The Royal Society of Arts The Royal Society of Arts finds practical solutions to today’s social challenges with the aim of enhancing human capability. From this page you can download its latest studies and reports around educational access, engagement and innovation.

thersa.org/learning-cognition-creativity/education

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Global Education First

Global Education First This United Nations’ global initiative gives a valuable perspective on the challenges we all face in educating our world’s children. The site includes inspiring stories, aims, multi-media resources and a list of how corporate partners are helping to fund this immense task.

www.globaleducationfirst.org/priorities.html

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New Horizons

New Horizons Since 1980 New Horizons for Learning has served as a leading-edge resource for understanding learning. It is packed with articles, research and strategies about what works in the classroom.

education.jhu.edu/PD/newhorizons/

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Tags: Quality Teaching

Learning with the Brain in Mind
by Frank McNeil

Learning with the Brain in Mind <br>by Frank McNeil An introduction to brain function and its links to effective learning in school. Covers neuroscience, attention, emotion, memory and brain plasticity. Frequent points for reflection make this an excellent CPD source text.

Available from Amazon

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Tags: Neuroscience

Outdoor Learning Resources

Outdoor Learning Resources A wide collection of resources linked to fresh air learning.

reviewing.co.uk/outdoor/outindex.htm

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Tags: Outdoor Learning Activity

Daily Motivational Thoughts

Daily Motivational Thoughts Short daily boosts to mind and soul.

http://greatday.com/

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Categories: Websites, PHSE, Professional Development

Tags: Relaxation

The 4 FISH Principles

The 4 FISH Principles Make work, learning and leadership fun – follow 4 FISH principles.

www.icoachu.com.au/fish-principles.php

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Categories: Websites, Professional Development, Leadership

Tags: Thought Leader

Teachers' TV

Teachers TV Archived videos from Teachers' TV.

www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?TTVvideos

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Tags: Video

Effective Teaching: Review of Research & Evidence

Effective Teaching: Review of Research & Evidence Find a summary & download research that will help you to define what effective teaching means in your school, carried out by CfBT (Centre for British Teachers) Education Trust.

www.cfbt.com/en-GB/Research/Research-library/2013/r-effective-teaching-2013

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Categories: Websites, Research, Professional Development

Tags: Visual Thinking

Eat That Frog
by Brian Tracy

Eat That Frog<br>by Brian Tracy List then rank every task you have to do today - A1, A2, A3...B1, B2...C1, C2, C3 etc. A1 is your frog. Eat (do) it now! Otherwise you'll spend the rest of the day on the Cs. And Ds (checking email/making another coffee).

This is the most effective time management idea I've ever used. It's simple and sustainable and many of the folks with whom I work have used it to raise their productivity and effectiveness in school. It's a short read (as all time management books should be) that shows you how to find your frogs and how to put good habits into place. Find out how to do what matters most, first.

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Tags: Effectiveness

Resume: 7 Habits of Effective People

Resume: 7 Habits of Effective People A resume of the 7 Habits of Effective People. 

www.businessballs.com/7habitsstevencovey.htm

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7 Habit of Highly Effective People
by Stephen Covey

7 Habit of Highly Effective People <br>by Stephen Covey The Definitive Work on Habits for effectiveness and success.

Available from Amazon

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Intro to Adult Learning Styles

Intro to Adult Learning Styles An excellent introduction to adult learning styles from John T. Beaver on the slideshare website.

slideshare.net/jtbeaver/adult-learning-styles-master

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Categories: Websites, Professional Development, Learning Styles

Tags: CPD

Contemporary Theories of Learning

Contemporary Theories of Learning Get really stuck in to the nuts, bolts, bones and essence of what learning is with 16 great thought leaders.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Professional Development, Learning Styles

Tags: Research Thought Leader