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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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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.

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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.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Curriculum

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.

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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.

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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!

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Categories: Suggested Books, Skills Based Learning

Tags: Group Work Collaboration Cooperation

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.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Professional Development, Psychology

Tags: productivity Effectiveness

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.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Leadership, Professional Development, Teaching & Learning

Tags: Trust Values

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.

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Tags: Pedagogy CPD Professional Learning

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.

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Mike's Video Review on YouTube

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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.

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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.
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Tags: Bias Heuristic Decision Making

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.

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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.

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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.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Thinking Skills

Tags: Decision Making Judgement

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.

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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.

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Tags: Service Character Story

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.

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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.


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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.


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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.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Leadership

Tags: Spiral Dynamics Integral Leadership

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.

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Categories: Suggested Books, Professional Development, Psychology

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.

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Tags: Questions Coaching

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.

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Tags: Social Reform Horace Mann

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What motivates Us
Daniel Pink

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What motivates Us<br>Daniel Pink

Find out why most schools are out of sync with what research says about effective motivation. Do you dare take the risk of motivating your pupils in a different way to get a better result?


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Tags: Motivation

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.

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Tags: Coaching