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Mike Fleetham's Thinking Classroom website is here to help raise standards of thinking, learning, teaching, creativity and success for learners worldwide.

It is managed by Mike Fleetham & Lucy Fleetham and is owned and funded by Aspiro Education Limited.

Mike Fleetham

Since 2001 I have worked as an independent education consultant, author and executive/video coach supporting schools worldwide to help make teaching and learning more effective and enjoyable.

I specialise in the practical, down-to-earth infusion of the most effective research-based learning practices. My collaborative style of training inspires teachers with the confidence and enthusiasm to make these practices really work in class. 

My work is bespoke and when I design training, coaching and resources for you I draw on the most effective strategies (traditional or innovative) for what you are trying to achieve.

I want you and your school to be able to provide the best authentic teaching possible, regardless of current initiatives or trends, so that together we can prepare our children to fully succeed in their life, in their work and in their learning. My agenda is your agenda.

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Mike Fleetham website history

I created my first Thinking Classroom website back in 2000 when I was still a classroom teacher. I used it to publish my teaching ideas and classroom resources. I quickly received requests from schools to train teachers who were using the site.

millennium done - personal photoIn 2001 a visit to the Millennium Dome (Work Zone - remember that?!) opened my eyes to the future of work and inspired me to leave safe, pensioned employment and develop the website into a training business.

As my workload grew, the website evolved to help drive new thinking in teaching and learning, and to support the schools who'd invited me to work with them. In 2005 it got an upgrade courtesy of Microsoft after Lucy (wife and business partner) and I won the Hantsweb Award for greatest business potential.

Around 15,000 people on all continents use the site and receive monthly resources and ideas by email. This latest version has been designed and built by Vicky from Westover Computing and includes premium paid resources in addition to the original free library.

Thanks to all of you who have visited and recommended the site over the years. Please continue to do so; helping make learning more effective and enjoyable - locally, nationally and globally.

Mike Fleetham my mini wiki bullet bio
  • Baby learner 
  • Infant learner 
  • Junior learner 
  • Secondary learner
  • University learner  
  • Learner husband 
  • Learner design engineer
  • Learner teacher 
  • Teacher of junior learners 
  • Learner father 
  • Leader of teachers of junior learners
  • Learner father again
  • Assistant Headteacher of teachers of junior learners 
  • Learner consultant and author 
  • Teacher Trainer 
  • Learner live video coach 
  • Learner executive coach
  • Accredited executive coach
  • Trainer trainer 

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