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Thinking Classroom Suggested Books & Websites
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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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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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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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Tags: Soundscape Noise Classroom

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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The Codpast Blog

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

https://thecodpast.org/

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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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Tags: Debate Negotiation

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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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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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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The Horace Mann League

The Horace Mann League The Horace Mann League was founded in 1922 to keep his ideas alive and relevant. Its website shows just how inspirational Mann was and is to this day.

www.hmleague.org

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Growth Mindset Videos for Students
by ClassDojo

Growth Mindset Videos for Students <br> by ClassDojo

Having and using a growth mindset depends on knowing the brain facts around it. Use these vids to do just that.

https://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/bigideas/

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RSA Animation about Dan Pink's Work on Motivation

RSA Animation about Dan Pinks Work on Motivation

Don't replace reading the book with this; but the animation does give an effective and engaging summary. 


https://www.thersa.org/discover/videos/rsa-animate/2010/04/rsa-animate---drive/

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Charlotte Mason's 6 Volume Book Series

Charlotte Masons 6 Volume Book Series A superb distillation of Charlotte Mason's writing. Key points and quotations are interesting, relevant and well-curated.

www.amblesideonline.org/CM/

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TED Talk: Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

TED Talk: Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit Angela Lee Duckworth presents us with 'grit': the characteristics that predict success more accurately than intelligence. With focus, determination and resilience, gritty learners can outperform their smarter, less gritty peers.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8

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Growth Mindset YouTube Video

Growth Mindset YouTube Video

Growth Mindset video produced by the University of California. Key message to pupils? You CAN grow your brain.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElVUqv0v1EE

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Animated Book Review: Flow by M Csikszentmihaly

Animated Book Review: Flow by M Csikszentmihaly

An animated book review of "Flow" (when challenge and skill match).


www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h6IMYRoCZw

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National Gallery Teachers Notes

National Gallery Teachers Notes Teachers' notes from the National Gallery: background information about famous paintings with classroom ideas to download.

www.nationalgallery.org.uk/learning/teachers-and-schools/teachers-notes/

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Live In-Ear Coaching Group

Live In-Ear Coaching Group Find out about Mike's Live In-Ear Coaching training - delivered on-line using Iris Connect groups

www.irisconnect.co.uk/how-we-do-it/groups/thinking-classroom

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The Roses of Success

The Roses of Success If you want a gritty, growth mindset theme tune for the new school year, then here it is! Grow the Roses from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GND10sWq0n0

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Tags: Grit Growth Mindset Success Mistake

Mastery Learning - Education Endowment Foundation

Mastery Learning - Education Endowment Foundation What does the Educational Endowment Foundation say about Mastery Learning? How much does it cost and how much impact does it have?

educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/toolkit/toolkit-a-z/mastery-learning

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Education Infographics

Education Infographics A great big collection of education infographics – useful, inspiring, informative, funny

uk.pinterest.com/officialascd/education-infographics/

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EEF Toolkit - What is most effective?

EEF Toolkit - What is most effective? The Teaching & Learning Toolkit - a summary of educational research on teaching 5-16 year olds. Check in here BEFORE you take on new initiatives and new practices.

educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/toolkit/

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Tags: Effectiveness Growth Mindset

Independent Learning: a literature review and a new project

Independent Learning: a literature review and a new project

A detailed and helpful literature review of independent learning – if you want a very solid research base.


www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/193305.pdf

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Christmas on Wiki

Christmas on Wiki A starting point for Christmas knowledge en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas

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Genius Hour Website

Genius Hour Website A starting point for learning about Genius Hour

www.geniushour.com/

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Tags: Genius Hour Creative Curriculum Creativity