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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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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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Tags: Effectiveness Organisation

Teach Like a Champion
by Doug Lemov

Teach Like a Champion <br>by Doug Lemov 62 proven, actionable, measurable teaching tools for high impact on learning. Includes a section on Check for Understanding and comes with a DVD of the tools in action.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Pedagogy CPD Professional Learning

The Gender Charter

The Gender Charter The rallying point for all groups and individuals wanting to remove gender inequality in life, work and learning.

https://www.thegenderequalitycharter.com/welcome-1

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Tags: Gender Equality

Educate and Celebrate

Educate and Celebrate Encouraging and advocating for all educational establishments to work towards a gender-neutral model in all aspects of school life

http://www.educateandcelebrate.org/

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Tags: LGBT+ Diversity Inclusion

How to Transform Your School into an LGBT+ Friendly Place
by Dr Elly Barnes and Dr Anna Carlile

How to Transform Your School into an LGBT+ Friendly Place<br>by Dr Elly Barnes and Dr Anna Carlile Pithy, practical, powerful. A resource to get you started or upgrade what you already do to make your organisation LGBT+ friendly.

Available from Amazon
Mike's Video Review on YouTube

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Tags: LGBT+ Diversity Inclusion

Classrooms That Are Kind On The Ears

Classrooms That Are Kind On The Ears "Classrooms generally have terrible soundscapes too. For a student sitting in the fourth row of a traditional classroom, speech intelligibility is just 50 percent, meaning that they only hear half of what their teacher says"
Thought-provoking TED Talk from Julian Treasure

www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_why_architects_need_to_use_their_ears

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Categories: Websites, Professional Development

Tags: Soundscape Noise Classroom

Silence In The Age Of Noise
by Erling Kagge

Silence In The Age Of Noise<br> by Erling Kagge Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge once spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, his radio broken. In this bestselling book he explores the power of silence and how we can get some of it into our daily lives.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, Professional Development, Psychology

Tags: Silence Peace Calm Reflection

Thinking Fast and Slow
by Daniel Khaneman

Thinking Fast and Slow<br> by Daniel Khaneman Your thinking is flawed, biased and wholly imperfect. Find out why and what you can do about it. International bestseller from Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Khaneman.
Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, Theory

Tags: Bias Heuristic Decision Making

Cognitive Biases Poster

Cognitive Biases Poster Watch out! You might be biased! Check out how much with this free poster.

"Cognitive biases make our judgments irrational. We have evolved to use shortcuts in our thinking, which are often useful, but a cognitive bias means there’s a kind of misfiring going on causing us to lose objectivity. This website has been designed to help you identify some of the most common biases stuffing up your thinking."

www.yourbias.is

YourBias 24 Cognitive Biases Poster

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Categories: Websites, Thinking Skills, Psychology

Tags: Poster Your Biases

The Codpast Blog

The Codpast Blog Fresh content for Students and Adults with Dyslexia.

https://thecodpast.org/

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Tags: Dyslexia

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
Mike's video review on YouTube

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Categories: Multiple Intelligences, Suggested Books, Children, Gifted, Able & Talented

Tags: Dyslexia

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

Debating Skills

Debating Skills Information about how to embed debating skills in class and what the impact can be.

http://www.parentingscience.com/debate-improves-critical-thinking-skills.html

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Categories: Websites, Thinking Skills

Tags: Debate Negotiation

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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Tags: Knowledge Facts

The Pay It Forward Foundation

The Pay It Forward Foundation The Pay It Forward Foundation was established as a catalyst to inspire growth for the Pay It Forward philosophy, "acts of kindness among strangers, generating a ripple effect from one person to the next, one community to the next. " Their work focuses on providing copies of the Pay It Forward Young Readers Edition for use by teachers and other educators.

http://www.payitforwardfoundation.org/about

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Tags: Service Character Story

Pay It Forward Film

Pay It Forward Film Pay It Forward - the film of the story on which May 17 tool is based.

Available from Amazon Prime

DVD Available from Amazon Prime

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Tags: Service Story Character Film

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

Reinventing Organisations Resources

Reinventing Organisations Resources Free resources about next-stage organisations and the people within them.

www.reinventingorganizations.com/resources.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0Jc5aAJu9g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcS04BI2sbk

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Categories: Websites, Leadership

Tags: Spiral Dynamics Integral Leadership

BBC Comedy Classroom

BBC Comedy Classroom

Bring Comedy into the classroom for it's own sake and why ever not?!
"BBC’s Red Nose Day Comedy Classroom provides a brilliant framework for young people to explore comedy writing. "

Homepage:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03hfdlv

Primary resources:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles//blue-peter-primary-comedy-classroom

BBC Comedy Classroom Primary Resource Booklet, pdf

Competition:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles//red-nose-day-comedy-classroom-competition

Secondary Students:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles//red-nose-day-comedy-classroom-for-secondary-students

Secondary Resources:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles//secondary-teaching-resources

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Tags: Comedy BBC

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.


Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, Teaching & Learning

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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Categories: Suggested Books, Teaching & Learning

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.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, Leadership

Tags: Spiral Dynamics Integral Leadership

Seldom Asked Questions App
Based on The Question Book

Seldom Asked Questions App <br> Based on The Question Book

An App from Roman Tschäppeler and Mikael Krogerus, authors "The question book".

"There are frequently asked questions, ie questions that everyone asks. When getting to know about: "What do you do for a living?". And there are seldomly Asked Questions, questions that one is too rare, but in the answer to truly get to know people. For example, "When did you last do something for the first time?". SAQ is a collection of such questions. The app is the perfect game for the first acquaintance, for the social round with old friends, for long-term relationships or new liaisons."

www.saq-app.com

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Tags: Questions