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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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Results for Creativity

The Diagrams Book
by Kevin Duncan

The Diagrams Book <br>by Kevin Duncan

50 visual tools for problem solving which can really clarify your thinking. Many leadership and learning applications.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, Creativity, Leadership

Tags: Visual Thinking

Genius Hour Website

Genius Hour Website A starting point for learning about Genius Hour

www.geniushour.com/

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Categories: Websites, Creativity

Tags: Genius Hour Creative Curriculum Creativity

Rory's Story Cubes

Rorys Story Cubes Nine small dice from Rory O'Connor with multiple uses to stimulate imagination, thinking, speaking & listening and, ultimately, writing. Sets of three and other nine-pack themes available.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Products, Creativity, English

Tags: Literacy Speaking and Listening Imagination Story

Make it Wild!: 101 Things to Make and Do Outdoors
by Fiona Danks & Jo Schofield

Make it Wild!: 101 Things to Make and Do Outdoors<br>by Fiona Danks & Jo Schofield Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield's second book - bursting with rich and diverse ways to get kids outside, learning, making and having fun KS1-4.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, Creativity

Tags: Outdoor Learning Art DT

Storyworld Cards - Quests & Adventures

Storyworld Cards - Quests & Adventures Beautifully illustrated prompts cards that combine into a huge number of high quality tales. Great for speaking and listening, imaginative thinking and preparation for writing and sequencing.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Products, Creativity, Suggested Books

Tags: Literacy Speaking and Listening Writing

Thinkertoys
by Michael Michalko

Thinkertoys <br> by Michael Michalko Tried and tested creative thinking and problem solving techniques. Includes case studies of successful use. The ideas can be applied in class to raise engagement and interest.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, Creativity

Tags: Problem Solving

How to Have Creative Ideas
by Edward de Bono

How to Have Creative Ideas <br> by Edward de Bono 62 exercises to develop the mind. Simple but powerful ideas for creative thinking and problem solving. Easily applied to classroom learning and CPD activities.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Books, Creativity

Tags: Problem Solving

The Royal Society of Arts

The Royal Society of Arts The Royal Society of Arts finds practical solutions to today’s social challenges with the aim of enhancing human capability. From this page you can download its latest studies and reports around educational access, engagement and innovation.

thersa.org/learning-cognition-creativity/education

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Categories: Websites, Professional Development, Creativity

Tags: Innovation

Idiom Resource

Idiom Resource Express yourself richly in English.

www.learn-english-today.com/idioms/idioms_proverbs.html

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Categories: Websites, English, Language, Creativity

Tags: Metaphor

BBC Radio Shows on Creativity

BBC Radio Shows on Creativity 3 programmes from BBC Radio: history, enhancement and application of creativity.

bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/creativegenius.shtml

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Categories: Websites, Creativity

Tags: Audio

How to Have Ideas

How to Have Ideas Prompts to think differently and solve problems in new ways.

lifeoptimizer.org/thinkertoys-10-tips-to-become-an-idea-person/

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Categories: Websites, Creativity

Tags: Growth Mindset

Create Cartoons for Learning

Create Cartoons for Learning Create 3-frame cartoon learning summaries.

www.stripcreator.com/make.php

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Categories: Websites, ICT, Creativity

Tags: Activity Visual Thinking

Design Custom Activities

Design Custom Activities Design your own classroom animated Learning Tools.

classtools.net

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Categories: Websites, Creativity

Tags: Activity

TED Talks on Natural Design

TED Talks on Natural Design TED Talks presentations on how nature can influence and inspire design.

www.ted.com/talks/janine_benyus_shares_nature_s_designs.html

www.ted.com/talks/robert_full_on_engineering_evolution.html

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Categories: Websites, Creativity, DT

Tags: Activity

Interactive Thinking Games

Interactive Thinking Games Interesting and engaging high order thinking experiences.

serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/

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Categories: Websites, Creativity, Gifted, Able & Talented

Tags: Activity

Creativity Lesson Plans

Creativity Lesson Plans Lessons plans for introducing creativity and creative thinking in the context of inventors.

www.thoughtco.com/creative-thinking-lesson-plans-1992054

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Categories: Websites, Creativity

Tags: Activity

Sir Ken - Creativity Champion

Sir Ken - Creativity Champion Ken Robinson's website - with video, audio and text resources.

sirkenrobinson.com/watch/
sirkenrobinson.com/listen/
sirkenrobinson.com/read/

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Categories: Websites, Creativity

Tags: Thought Leader

TED Discussion

TED Discussion Join the ongoing conversation about Knowledge vs Creativity - have your say in the TED community.

www.ted.com/is_imagination_creativity_more.html

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Categories: Websites, Creativity

Tags: CPD

Thinkpack
by Michael Michalko

Thinkpack <br>by Michael Michalko A series of prompts to stimulate new thinking and problem solving.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Products, Creativity

Tags: Activity Decision Making Problem Solving

Storyworld: Christmas Tales Cards
by John & Caitlin Matthews

Storyworld: Christmas Tales Cards <br>by John & Caitlin Matthews The perfect Christmas thinking skills resource.

Available from Amazon

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Categories: Suggested Products, Creativity, Thinking Skills, English

Tags: Activity Christmas Story