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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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Kids Against Plastic

Kids Against Plastic
Be inspired by Amy and Ella Meek founders of Kids Against Plastic.

http://www.kidsagainstplastic.co.uk/

ello! We’re Amy and Ella Meek, aged 15 and 13, and the founders of Kids Against Plastic! 

Not long ago we came across the UN’s Global Goals and got inspired to do our bit for the planet, and after finding out about the negative effect single-use plastic is having on the environment, we launched the Kids Against Plastic campaign.

ello! We’re Amy and Ella Meek, aged 15 and 13, and the founders of Kids Against Plastic! 

Not long ago we came across the UN’s Global Goals and got inspired to do our bit for the planet, and after finding out about the negative effect single-use plastic is having on the environment, we launched the Kids Against Plastic campaign.



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Kids Fight Plastic by Martin Dorey

Kids Fight Plastic by Martin Dorey

Plastic is everywhere. It is in the rivers and it is in the sea. We need superheroes to fight plastic and help save our oceans.

Available from Amazon



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Voyager Space Probe Live

Voyager Space Probe Live

Live updates and information about the Voyager probes.

https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/

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Fax from Sarajevo
by Joe Kubert

Fax from Sarajevo <br>by Joe Kubert The struggle life and dignity during the siege of Sarajevo in 1992-93.

Available from Amazon

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Tags: War

Palestine
by Joe Sacco

Palestine <br>by Joe Sacco Captures the heart of the Palestinian experience in image after unforgettable mage.

Available from Amazon

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Tags: War Conflict

Persepolis
by Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis <br> by Marjane Satrapi Unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and its bewildering contradictions in public and private life.

Available from Amazon

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Tags: War Freedom

Maus
by Art Speigelman

Maus <br> by Art Speigelman The complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe.

Available from Amazon

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Tags: War

5 Dysfunctions of a Team
by Patrick Lencioni

5 Dysfunctions of a Team <br>by Patrick Lencioni Read this before it's too late!

Available from Amazon

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Tags: Group Work Collaboration Cooperation

Effective Group Work

Effective Group Work Straightforward, effective advice for productive group work - from Birmingham University's dept. of Metallurgy and Materials.

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/metallurgy-materials/about/cases/group-work/tips.aspx

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Software for Visual Learning

Software for Visual Learning Software to enhance learning since 1987.

http://www.inspiration.com/visual-learning

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Tags: Visual Learning Visual Thinking

15 Ways to Beat Procrastination

15 Ways to Beat Procrastination Simple ideas to get more done.

https://www.careeraddict.com/15-ways-to-beat-procrastination

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Tags: productivity Effectiveness

The Productivity Habits
by Ben Elijah

The Productivity Habits <br>by Ben Elijah How to make smart decisions about tasks, events and commitments that might otherwise might overload you.

Available from Amazon

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VIA Character Strength Tests

VIA Character Strength Tests Take the Free Character Strength Test, to discover your range of character strengths.

https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register

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Tags: Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology Program

Positive Psychology Program Find out more about Positive Psychology

https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/

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Ted Talk
The New Era of Positive Psychology

Ted Talk <BR> The New Era of Positive Psychology Martin Seligman presenting at TED2004

www.ted.com/talks/martin_seligman_on_the_state_of_psychology/

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Speed of Trust
by Stephen M.R. Covey

Speed of Trust <br>by Stephen M.R. Covey Reframe your thinking about trust. Apply its 4 key features and 13 behaviours in order to improve effectiveness. Avoid paying the 'trust tax'.

Read a Thinking Classroom summary here.

Available from Amazon

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Tags: Trust Values

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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