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Thinking Classroom Creative Thinking

High Order Thinking

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High Order Thinking An Article that explores the debate over knowledge vs creativity and recommends a 'middle way' for educators.

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. 
George S. Patton 

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Categories: Article, Thinking Skills, Any Subject, All Ages

Tags: High Order Thinking Thinking Skills Self Knowledge Creative Thinking

Like Mind Thinking Powerpoint

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Like Mind Thinking Powerpoint A Thinking Tool Template in Powerpoint, for Like Mind Thinking including Science and Literacy examples.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Any Subject, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Collaboration Creative Thinking
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The Trouble With Wishes

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The Trouble With Wishes Story taken from 'Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity' in which a girl accidentally kills a wish devil then discovers at first hand what the phrase 'Be careful what you wish for' really means. Includes curriculum-linked follow on activities.

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Categories: Story, Creativity, RE & Philosophy, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Thinking Stories Thinking Skills Creative Curriculum Creative Thinking History

Sunny Day Cards

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Sunny Day Cards Set of Cards inspired by the multiple intelligences which provides a variety of creative activities for a sunny day 

Categories: Other Resources, Creativity, Infant, Junior, Multiple Intelligences, Other Subject

Tags: Holiday Parents Multiple Intelligences Creative Thinking
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The Anythink Machine

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The Anythink Machine A very popular Thinking Skills Tool allowing children huge scope to make up new ideas, experiment, and generally play around with their world.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Any Subject, Early Years, Infant, Junior

Tags: Creative Thinking
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Factivity

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Factivity An Article looking at knowledge and creativity and proposing the concept of 'Factivity' - the integration and co-dependence of the two. Also includes suggestions for designing activities that include factivity.

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Categories: Article, Creativity, Other Subject, Educators

Tags: Creative Curriculum Knowledge Creative Thinking

Random Prompt Thinking

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Random Prompt Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool for kick-starting creative thinking for deeper understanding. Prompts pupils to connect what they know to random ideas which can also help with recall.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Any Subject, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Memory Understanding Creative Thinking
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Simile Thinking - Welsh Version

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Simile Thinking - Welsh Version A Thinking Skills Tool to help pupils develop understanding through the use of simile and metaphor. Welsh Version.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Creativity, Any Subject, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Welsh Creative Thinking
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Surprising Stories Support Material

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Surprising Stories Support Material A Word file with supporting material linked to stories in Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity.

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Categories: Story, Other Resources, Thinking Skills, Other Subject, Junior

Tags: Story Thinking Stories Creative Thinking

Like Mind Thinking

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Like Mind Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool for sharing and comparing ideas.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Collaborative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Any Subject, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Collaboration Creative Thinking
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What if? Starter Grids

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What if? Starter Grids Some Starter Grids. What if dogs could drive? What if rivers could speak? What if colours and numbers could hide? 4 grids providing 100 prompts for speaking and listening, debate and high order thinking.

Categories: Other Resources, Creativity, Any Subject, Junior

Tags: Creative Thinking Lesson Starters Speaking & Listening
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Speed Thinking

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Speed Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool to help pupils learn to create under time pressure and to keep focused and on task. Feedback from the classroom.

 



Categories: Creative Thinking, Thinking Tool, Creativity, Any Subject, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Genius Hour Creative Curriculum Creative Thinking
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Block Problem Solving PowerPoint

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Block Problem Solving PowerPoint

A Thinking Tool Template in PowerPoint to help you teach Block Problem Solving to students and colleagues.



Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Analytical Thinking, Creativity, Other Subject, Secondary

Tags: Problem Solving Analysis Creative Thinking
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Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity
by Mike Fleetham

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Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity<br> by Mike Fleetham The follow-on Book to Thinking Stories. 28 original tales with currciulum-linked activities for Primary and Lower Secondary. Literacy, Thinking Skills and Creativity are combined within engaging stories and tasks saving you planning time and ensuring rich curriculum coverage. Ideal for supporting a creative curriculum. Photocopiable worksheets included.  

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Categories: Book & EBook, Creativity, English, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Assemblies Thinking Skills Creative Curriculum Thinking Stories Creative Thinking

Business Think Sheet - Entrepreneur

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Business Think Sheet - Entrepreneur A Think Sheet of Thinking Classroom ideas for developing the skills, attitudes and thought processes of innovation.

Categories: Think Sheet, Business, Secondary, Tertiary, Thinking Skills

Tags: Innovation Problem Solving Creative Thinking
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Juxta Thinking

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Juxta Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool that helps you to create original, thought provoking lesson starters.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Creativity, Any Subject, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Creative Thinking
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Juxta Thinking Powerpoint

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Juxta Thinking Powerpoint A Thinking Tool Template in Powerpoint, that includes many visual and text examples of Juxta Thinking plus a blank space and images for creating your own.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Creativity, Any Subject, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Creative Thinking
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Science Think Sheet - Space & Planets

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Science Think Sheet - Space & Planets A Think Sheet of Thinking Classroom ideas for thinking creatively about Astronomy.

Categories: Think Sheet, Thinking Skills, Science, Junior

Tags: Astronomy Space Planets Creative Thinking
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Always Never Thinking

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Always Never Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool in which pupils reverse facts and ideas to develop a deeper understanding of them.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Any Subject, Infant, Junior

Tags: Creative Thinking
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Random Prompt Powerpoint

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Random Prompt Powerpoint A Thinking Tool Template in Powerpoint, providing three different levels of grid to help customise the Random Prompt thinking tool, a tool for kick starting ideas.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Any Subject, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Memory Creative Thinking
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Thinking Walls

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Thinking Walls 2 poster sets of high order/creative prompts to make in to an interactive thinking display.

Categories: Thinking Skills, Other Subject, Junior, Secondary, Poster

Tags: Poster Creative Thinking
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Genius Hour

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Genius Hour A guest Article from Graham Andre introducing the amazing concept of Genius Hour.

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed, the vision pulls you.
Steve Jobs

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Categories: Article, Creativity, Other Subject, Junior

Tags: Genius Hour Creative Curriculum Creative Thinking

Creativity Think Sheet - Genius Hour

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Creativity Think Sheet - Genius Hour A Think Sheet to help pupils get some new ideas for Genius Hour, to get started if they are struggling to find an idea.

Categories: Think Sheet, Teaching & Learning, Other Subject, Junior

Tags: Genius Hour Creative Curriculum Creative Thinking
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Speed Thinking Powerpoint

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Speed Thinking Powerpoint A Thinking Tool Template in Powerpoint to including 20 simple prompts for Speed Thinking to adapt or print out direct.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Any Subject, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Genius Hour Creative Curriculum Design Creative Thinking
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Skills Think Sheet - Imagination

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Skills Think Sheet - Imagination A Think Sheet to kick start imagination. Redressing the balance after 2016's grammar Think Sheets.

Categories: Think Sheet, Thinking Skills, Other Subject, Infant, Junior

Tags: Imagination Creative Thinking
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Story Matrix Think Sheet

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Story Matrix Think Sheet A Think Sheet using the Creative Matrix activity and SOLO prompts to help stimulate story ideas.

Categories: Think Sheet, English, Junior, Secondary, Thinking Skills

Tags: Story Creative Thinking
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Block Problem Solving (Standard)

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Block Problem Solving (Standard)

A Thinking Skills Tool (standard version) that combines analytic and creative thinking to solve complex problems.



Categories: Thinking Tool, Analytical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Other Subject, Secondary

Tags: Problem Solving Analysis Creative Thinking
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Block Problem Solving (Premium)

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Block Problem Solving (Premium) Thinking Skills Tool (premium version) that combines analytic and creative thinking to solve complex problems.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Analytical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Other Subject, Secondary

Tags: Problem Solving Analysis Creative Thinking
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Up In The Air Thinking

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Up In The Air Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool that makes use of a gift that some folks with dyslexic tendencies have.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Learning Styles, Any Subject, All Ages

Tags: Innovation Dyslexia Creative Thinking
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Up In The Air Powerpoint

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Up In The Air Powerpoint A Thinking Tool Template in PowerPoint for explaining and teaching Up In The Air Thinking.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Learning Styles, Any Subject, All Ages

Tags: Dyslexia Innovation Creative Thinking
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Order Think Sheet

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Order Think Sheet A simple Think Sheet to add to Up In The Air Thinking.

Categories: Think Sheet, Creative Thinking, Media, Junior

Tags: Order Creative Thinking
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The 10-Day Story

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The 10-Day Story A Thinking Skills Tool in PowerPoint providing a way to develop story writing - bite-size.

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Categories: Story, Creative Thinking, English, Junior

Tags: Writing Story Christmas Creative Thinking

Lost Thinking PowerPoint

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Lost Thinking PowerPoint A Thinking Tool Template in PowerPoint to teach and demonstrate Lost Thinking.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creativity, Any Subject, Creative Thinking, All Ages

Tags: Creative Thinking Struggle
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Rainy Day Cards

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Rainy Day Cards A Set of Cards inspired by the multiple intelligences which provides a variety of creative activities for a rainy day.

Categories: Other Resources, Creativity, Infant, Junior, Multiple Intelligences, Other Subject

Tags: Holiday Parents Multiple Intelligences Creative Thinking
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Genius Hour 2 - Cardboard Challenge

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Genius Hour 2 - Cardboard Challenge A follow-on Article from October 2014's look at Genius Hour. This one describes the impact of The Cardboard Challenge and offers inspiration for trying it out yourself.

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Categories: Article, Creativity, Business, DT, Junior

Tags: Genius Hour Creative Curriculum Design Creative Thinking

Think Sheet - Innovation

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Think Sheet - Innovation A Think Sheet for exploring the concept of innovation.

Categories: Think Sheet, Thinking Skills, Business, Secondary

Tags: Innovation Creative Thinking
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Surprise Thinking

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Surprise Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool to stimulate new ideas and to unstick stuck thinking.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Creativity, PSHE, Secondary

Tags: Brain Break Surprise Creative Thinking
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Surprise Thinking PowerPoint

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Surprise Thinking PowerPoint A Thinking Tool Template in PowerPoint to support your use of Surprise Thinking

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Creativity, PSHE, Secondary

Tags: Brain Break Surprise Creative Thinking
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Lost Thinking

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Lost Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool to engage thinking by removing key features of content.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Any Subject, Creativity, All Ages

Tags: Creative Thinking Struggle
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Skills Think Sheet - Problem Finding

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Skills Think Sheet - Problem Finding A Think Sheet with tasks and challenges to help pupils learn how to find problems rather than simply solve them when they come along.

Categories: Think Sheet, Creative Thinking, Skills-Based Learning, All Ages, Any Subject

Tags: Problem Solving Creative Thinking
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KEY IDEAS ABOUT CREATIVITY

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KEY IDEAS ABOUT CREATIVITY An Article introducing Creativity.

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Categories: Article, Creativity, Other Subject, Educators

Tags: Creative Curriculum Creative Thinking

Wicked Problems

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Wicked Problems

An Article describing difficult problems and offering simple techniques to look for solutions.



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Categories: Article, Creativity, Any Subject

Tags: Problem Based Learning Problem Solving Grit Creative Thinking

Factivity Grid

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Factivity Grid A straightforward Lesson Design Tool providing many options for combining knowledge and creativity.

Categories: Other Resources, Creativity, Any Subject, Secondary

Tags: Creative Curriculum Knowledge Creative Thinking
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Pieces of Strange

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Pieces of Strange A Story with classroom activities for more mature KS2 and KS3/4 pupils. An ancient evil lies fractured and scattered across modern day England. Where are the pieces and what danger do they pose?

Categories: Story, Creativity, English, RE & Philosophy, Secondary

Tags: Story Creative Thinking
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Out Of Thinking

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Out Of Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool which takes the well know idea: How many words can you make out of the letters in..."  and adapts it for other subject media.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Any Subject, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Word Game Archive Creative Thinking
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Scribble Thinking

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Scribble Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool to kick start creative and analytical thinking in a group.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Any Subject, English, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Collaboration Creative Thinking
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Dot Line Thinking - Welsh Version

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Dot Line Thinking - Welsh Version A Thinking Skills Tool offering a quick visual start to any lesson. Welsh version

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Any Subject, Junior

Tags: Creative Thinking Visual Thinking Welsh
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Daisy May the Cheese Thief

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Daisy May the Cheese Thief An unpublished Thinking Story including a fun creative activity around generating the names of new cheeses. Can also be applied to character generation for story writing.

Categories: Story, Creativity, DT, English, Junior

Tags: Story Creative Thinking
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MI Thinking

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MI Thinking A Thinking Skills tool providing a template for thinking about subject knowledge in a variety of ways - aiming to engage more pupils for more of the time.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Multiple Intelligences, Any Subject, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Multiple Intelligences Creative Thinking
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RE Think Sheet - Creation

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RE Think Sheet - Creation A Think Sheet to extend thinking about the nature of creation stories.

Categories: Think Sheet, Thinking Skills, RE & Philosophy, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Religion RE Creative Thinking
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Rufus Thinking

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Rufus Thinking A Thinking Skills Tool to increase the quantity and quality of pupils' writing whilst adding a bit of creativity.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Teaching & Learning, English, Junior

Tags: SPAG Literacy Creative Thinking
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Rufus Thinking PowerPoint

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Rufus Thinking PowerPoint A Thinking Tool Template in PowerPoint for quick and easy use of Rufus Thinking in class.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Creative Thinking, Teaching & Learning, English, Junior

Tags: SPAG Literacy Creative Thinking
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Three Story Secrets

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Three Story Secrets An Article presenting three techniques to help anyone make a new story - or write one that's still waiting inside.

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Categories: Article, Teaching & Learning, English, Educators

Tags: Story Pixar Plot Creative Thinking

Best Fit Thinking Powerpoint

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Best Fit Thinking Powerpoint A Thinking Tool Template in PowerPoint for introducing Best Fit Thinking and for designing your own activities.

Categories: Thinking Tool, Analytical Thinking, Thinking Skills, All Ages, Any Subject

Tags: Analysis Negotiation Creative Thinking Justification
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