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Thinking Classroom Top Book Recommendations

Here’s a selection of books that will provide practical and theoretical foundations for your own Thinking Classroom. Arranged into four sections:

Rationale for Thinking Classrooms
Embedding Thinking Classroom Principles
Thinking Classroom Cornerstone - Multiple Intelligences
Thinking Classroom Cornerstone – Motivation and the Brain

Rationale for Thinking Classrooms:

Full On Learning: Involve Me & I’ll Understand
by Zoe Elder

Full On Learning: Involve Me & I’ll Understand <br>by Zoe Elder

A clear and graphically rich presentation of the key features needed for a future-facing education. Includes thoughts and activities around collaboration, emotional intelligence, digital learning, motivation, questioning and feedback.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Skills Based Learning, Curriculum

Tags: Quality Teaching Infographic Visual Thinking

The Power of Diversity
by Barbara Prashnig

The Power of Diversity <br>by Barbara Prashnig A practical and thorough review of learning styles together with implications for teaching and learning. Right hand pages include text and a column of key concepts. Left hand pages present the same information as quotations, images, photographs and activities. A very accessible introduction to an intriguing and much debated topic.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Learning Styles

Tags: Psychology Neuroscience

Embedding Thinking Classroom Principles:

Three books about the medium term strategies and activities that can be used to embed Thinking Classroom principles into everyday practice. All authored by people who have done what they write about.

Towards Successful Learning
by Di Pardoe

Towards Successful Learning <br>by Di Pardoe Underpinned by a growth mindset and an unshakable belief in the capacity of children to achieve, Di's book shows clearly what successful learning looks like.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Teaching & Learning, Skills Based Learning

Tags: Quality Teaching

Thinking for Learning
by Mel Rockett & Simon Percival

Thinking for Learning <br>by Mel Rockett & Simon Percival One of the first NEP books to combine thinking skills theory with its practical classroom applications. Includes basic concepts, short case studies and learning activities.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Thinking Skills

Tags: Quality Teaching

How to Teach Thinking & Learning Skills
by Jane Simister

How to Teach Thinking & Learning Skills <br>by Jane Simister A step by step programme for embedding thinking skills into day to day practice. Progressive and pragmatic.

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Tags: Quality Teaching

Thinking Classroom Cornerstone - Multiple Intelligences:

Intelligence Reframed
by Howard Gardner

Intelligence Reframed <br>by Howard Gardner A concise summary of the theory, applications, issues and practices of Multiple Intelligences.

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Tags: Research Psychology

Multiple Intelligences Around The World
by JQ Chen, S Moran & H Gardner

Multiple Intelligences Around The World <br>by JQ Chen, S Moran & H Gardner A review of the diverse ways in which the Multiple Intelligences meme has spread and been applied to education in different countries.

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Tags: Research

Thinking Classroom Cornerstone – Motivation and the Brain:

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.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Professional Development, Transition

Tags: Neuroscience

Motivating Every Learner
by Adam McLean

Motivating Every Learner <br>by Adam McLean An introduction to learner motivation. Explores the various motivations of pupils in the classroom together with advice and activities for teachers. Includes frequent  and useful “Stop and Think” prompts.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Psychology, Learning Styles

Tags: Child Development CPD Neuroscience


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