Getting Ready for & Moving Forward with Thinking Series

Go the extra mile and maximise pupils' learning potential across the curriculum. This series is all about building on and scaffolding thinking so that students can actively participate in, understand, value and act on their learning, rather than just “do” school. It covers preparation and implementation and provides templates, samples and clearly explained practices.

Getting Ready for Thinking focuses on how a thinking environment looks, sounds and feels – and the practical steps involved in creating it. Moving Forward with Thinking supplies a range of tools to support students in developing their thinking to maximise learning opportunities across the curriculum.

Each book in this series:

  • offers opportunities for developing and practising clear, logical, creative, critical and reflective thinking
  • is of direct relevance to learning across the curriculum
  • supports the “thinking teacher” as well as the “thinking student”
  • contains a plethora of ideas that can be readily adapted for specific classroom needs.

Ages: 5-12 years

About the Authors

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Amber Kite

Amber Kite has been teaching for six years. Her early childhood teaching experience highlighted how much teaching students to think and wonder can assist their learning. Amber strives to create learning opportunities that are inquiry based, relevant and challenging. She aims to provide resources that offer opportunities for teachers to reflect on their practice and to support students in the thinking classroom.

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Marc Warwick

Marc Warwick is is an executive teacher and curriculum leader. He utilises thinking tools to find out what students know and what they want to know; and then to identify what they have learnt through an inquiry. Marc encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning and to reflect critically on their learning processes. He is in demand as a presenter of practical workshops in literacy, numeracy and integrated curriculum.