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A thinking man's guide to thinking

Valley News, New Hampshire, USA – 3 Jan 2012  A Thinking Man’s Guide to Thinking - An article on David Hyerle and the development of his Thinking Maps.



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Deseret NewsJanuary 2015 

From Mississippi to Malaysia, a mold-breaking model is helping kids learn to think  - An overview of the development of Thinking Schools International.

Drama MagazineSummer 2014    Using Process Drama in a Thinking Maps School - An action research project in a primary school in West London.

The Times of IndiaJune 2013

Teachers focus on new approach to learning - An overview of the development of Thinking Schools International.

School Leadership Today – September 2013   Unleash your Inner Evaluator - Dr Dave Walters, Deputy Principal Clyst Vale Community College, explores the benefits of meaningful self-evaluation and research and how it plays a vital role for developing individual and whole-school practice.

Times Educational Supplement – August 2013   How to teach thinking skills - Created by Darren Evans.  Thinking skills are being heralded as central to classroom success and important for students’ futures – but can they be taught?

Professional Development Today – May 2013   Thinking to Learn - Are our classrooms fettered by a narrow, data and results driven curriculum and unimaginative teaching? A question posed by the Headteacher of St. Robert of Newminster Secondary School in his quest to produce a community of teachers thinking deeply about the relationship between teaching and learning.

Special, UK – Feb 2013  Special Needs School is a Thinking School - Article on Barbara Priestman Academy’s thinking school approach.  Special is a leading special and additional needs magazine. This article explores how the Barbara Priestman Academy in Sunderland worked on the development of a programme to encourage their pupils to think more creatively. Carolyn Barker discusses their journey.

The Star online, Malaysia – Mar 2013  The following three articles give insight into the journey of creating a Thinking School, what’s involved and the impact it’s had to date, for schools in Malaysia that are taking part in the i-THINK programme.

Creating Thinking Schools

Praise for the Programme

For more information about the i-Think programme in Malaysia, see here

Primary Teacher Update, UK – Dec 2012  Putting Thinking at the Heart of Learning - Patrick Affley, headteacher at Christ the King Catholic Primary in Cardiff, explains why his school chose to become a Thinking School and what this label means. 

The Sabah Times, Malaysia - 24 Oct 2012 i-THINK programme motivates teachers and Students in Sabah - Looks at the impact of the iThink project on both students and teachers.

SecEd, UK – 11 Oct 2012 - Becoming a Thinking School - Rochester Grammar is an Advanced Thinking School. In this article Denise Shepherd explains how and why the school has put thinking at the heart of its curriculum.

Leadership Focus, UK.  Sep/Oct 2012 - Leading by Example This article - Focuses on Carolyn Barker,  Lead Teacher at Barbara Priestman School, and on how becoming a Thinking School has contributed to raised achievements and attainments of the pupils.

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