Conversations on Empathy: KCS Wimbledon

ThoughtBox Director Rachel Musson has been inviting school leaders to share their thoughts on the empathy deficit in schools, to explore some of the disconnections happening and to share best practice in their own schools for supporting empathy building within the school ethos.

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Would you be a friendly dragon?

Have you ever dreamed of being a Peter Jones or a Deborah Meaden? Or even better, standing up in front of them and pitching your business? Well, ThoughtBox Director Rachel Musson got to live out the dream…but through an even better version of the infamous Dragons Den: The Community of Dragons!

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Conversations on Empathy: Adele Bates

ThoughtBox Director Rachel Musson has been inviting school leaders to share their thoughts on the empathy deficit in schools, to explore some of the disconnections happening and to share best practice in their own schools for supporting empathy building within the school ethos.

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SW Teaching Alliance: Is Your Classroom Healthy?

Perhaps you have some pot-plants lurking in the corner? Some inspiring quotes on the wall or some posters and displays covering the magnolia paintwork? Maybe you have an array of interesting paraphernalia for your classroom teaching sitting on the shelves? Anything you have...

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What Would You Change About Learning In School?

Rachel Musson, Global Perspectives Director at ThoughtBox speaks of the opportunity we face as educators to improve and accelerate learning in our school systems. In her quest to unite and empower teachers across the country, Rachel talks about the importance of teaching critical thinking...

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The Festival of Education: Stepping into Empathy

No summer is complete without a trip to The Festival of Education! Well, no summer will be complete from now on, this being our first visit but most definitely not our last! Held each year in the beautiful grounds of Wellington College, The Festival of Education is a chance for educators from across...

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Educating the Whole Story of Voluntourism

The importance of education in supporting ethical volunteering. Once upon a time there was a volunteer. They were full of good will, a zest for life and a desire to travel, and wanted more than anything to be able to do something meaningful in their gap-year: to give something back...

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How Do You Challenge a Stereotype?

How do you challenge a stereotype? Let’s start with sarcasm and wit. This video campaign’s mockery of so many stereotypes is subtly evocative in its attempt to challenge a global perception of Africa. The students that made it (and many other provoking videos and blogs) accompany the clip on...

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A Question of Trust

A few days ago, I took a bus to London. I used to take this bus a lot when I was at university, but haven’t been on it for a while. The minute the engine started, I was startled by a loud announcement that starting telling us all “the rules of the bus”...

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ThoughtBox Joins DEEP Network

ThoughtBox is delighted to have teamed up with DEEP Germany to collaborate on educational projects with schools and young change makers across Europe. DEEP Germany is a non-profit association which advocates for positive change towards...

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The Power Of Thought

Our education systems are broken. This is not new news, nor is it surprising; many countries have failed to really “update” their education systems at all over the last fifty to one hundred years, instead allowing the world to march merrily on and leave the educational foundations...

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