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Thinking Schools Norway is established!

Thinking Schools Norway is established!

Four years ago, three primary schools in Oslo; Seterbråten, Hallagerbakken and Ljan primary School started collaborating with TSI to become Thinking Schools.  We are now currently underway to build a national professional environment for Thinking Schools. The leader groups have met regularly to exchange experiences and to learn from each other. Teachers have visited each other during...

Read Full Story  |  Posted on the 28th June 2017

TSI Update from Richard Cummins, CEO TSI

TSI Update from Richard Cummins, CEO TSI

Our annual conference earlier this month was a great success with delegates from South Africa, Thailand, Bulgaria, Nigeria and Norway along with participants from UK schools. Our two keynote speakers, Professor Vivienne Baumfield from the University of Exeter and Andy Griffith were excellent and the feedback from the 24 workshops was also excellent. In Thailand we now have five active...

Read Full Story  |  Posted on the 28th June 2017

Holding solutions to Whole School Development – Thinking Week – Grayston, South Africa

Holding solutions to Whole School Development – Thinking Week – Grayston, South Africa

In June 2016, Nicola Scrivens and Peta–Ann Zeelie from Grayston Preparatory School, Johannesburg, attended the International Thinking Skills Conference in the U.K  ... ...impressed by the various Thinking Schools workshops they attended, they arranged with Richard Cummins for collaborative workshops to take place in Johannesburg where a number of schools were already working closely...

Read Full Story  |  Posted on the 28th June 2017

A Thinking Fair – British School of Sofia

A Thinking Fair – British School of Sofia

The British School of Sofia has been committed to the journey of becoming a Thinking School for one year now.  Offering close and highly supportive relationships, the school is proud of its caring ethos. A range of strategies has already been introduced to help its students become more independent thinkers and learners and a systematic and structured approach has been developing...

Read Full Story  |  Posted on the 26th June 2017

Isambard Brunel Junior School – Thinking School Journey

Isambard Brunel Junior School – Thinking School Journey

Our journey to becoming the first primary school in Portsmouth accredited as a Thinking School began, bizarrely, in Kent. In our quest to find an Academy Trust, a headteacher colleague and I found ourselves guests of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust.  The Trust was founded by Rochester Grammar School where the principal felt that, despite astonishing levels of academic success, her...

Read Full Story  |  Posted on the 25th June 2017

Thailand’s Ministry of Education support TSI Asia’s ’9 Schools 9 Provinces’ Project

Thailand’s Ministry of Education support TSI Asia’s ’9 Schools 9 Provinces’ Project

TSI Asia brings another school on board its innovative ‘Nine Schools, Nine Provinces’ project. On June 5th 2017, the Minister of Education in Thailand, Dr Thirakiat Charoen Satsilp presided over a signing ceremony between Thinking Schools Asia, Dusit School from Ratchaburi province and Mr Chanin Vongkusolkit from Banpu PLC, one of the leading energy companies in the Asian Pacific...

Read Full Story  |  Posted on the 25th June 2017

2017 International Thinking Skills Conference

2017 International Thinking Skills Conference

Keynote speakers:  Prof. Vivienne Baumfield (Monday 12th June) and Andy Griffith (Tuesday 13th June) with some twenty-five workshops on offer over the course of the two days. Monday 12th Programme                      Monday 12th Workshop Summaries Tuesday 13th Programme                     Tuesday 13th Workshop Summeries Click here for...

Read Full Story  |  Posted on the 06th May 2017

Using Thinking Maps for formative assessment

Using Thinking Maps for formative assessment

A few year ago, David Hyerle and Kimberley Williams wrote an article 'Bifocal Assessment in the Cognitive Age: Thinking Maps for Assessing Content Learning and Cognitive Processes' New Hampshire Journal,United States. 2010 In this piece, Hyerle and Williams offer tools for educators and learners to determine not only “what” is learned but also “how” it is learned. The most...

Read Full Story  |  Posted on the 13th March 2017

Hillyfield Primary Academy – the journey thus far …

Hillyfield Primary Academy – the journey thus far …

Background Hillyfield Primary Academy, Walthamstow, is a seven-form entry school for children aged 2 to 11 years old. At present there are over 1200 children on roll and the school will continue to grow over the next three years to reach its full capacity of 1600 children. The school is split over two sites: Hillyfield on the Hill and Hillyfield at the Park. We have been awarded...

Read Full Story  |  Posted on the 09th March 2017
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