Independent Thinking on Loss

A little book about bereavement for schools

Independent Thinking on Loss

?Written from the authors' personal experience, this enlightening handbook outlines the ways in which schools can help their pupils come to terms with the death of a parent. ?A child loses a parent every 22 minutes in the UK. Childhood bereavement brings with it a whole series of challenges for the children involved - challenges they will deal with all their lives. The research shows teachers want to help, but don't know what to do. ?This book is a start. ?Written by bestselling author Ian Gilbert together with his three children, Independent Thinking on Loss is a personal account of the way educational institutions tried and succeeded, tried and failed and sometimes didn't try at all to help William, Olivia and Phoebe come to terms with the death of their mother. ?Several months after their mother's death, BBC's Newsround aired a brave and still controversial programme in which four children talked about their losses. This prompted Ian and his children to sit down and think about their own experiences and draw up a 15-strong list of dos and don'ts that could help steer schools towards a better understanding of what is needed from them at such a difficult time. ?This handout received such a warm reception that the family decided to expand their advice and suggestions into what has now become Independent Thinking on Loss, the proceeds of which will go to Winston's Wish, one of the UK's leading children's bereavement charities. ?Independent Thinking on Loss is an updated edition of The Little Book of Bereavement for Schools (ISBN 9781845904647) and is one of a number of books in the Independent Thinking On series from the award-winning Independent Thinking Press.

The Little Book of Bereavement for Schools

The Little Book of Bereavement for Schools

The Little Book of Bereavement for Schools is written by best-selling author Ian Gilbert together with his three children. Is a very personal account of the way educational institutions tried and succeeded, tried and failed and sometimes didn't try at all to help William, Olivia and Phoebe come to terms with the death of their mother.

The Little Book of Loss & Grief

You Can Read While You Cry

The Little Book of Loss & Grief

This beautiful, non-judgemental book on Loss and Grief is the perfect gift for yourself or others in times of deep sadness. It can be sent instead of flowers to remind people that they are not alone in their experiences and emotions.Liz Crowe has taken the complex theories of loss and grief and created a book with simple, easy to read text that is complemented by gentle illustrations. This book while designed for adults is accessible to people of all ages - including children and people with a range of literacy levels. This book could be used by schools and by therapists to work with clients in times of crisis.It would also be the ideal coffee table book in GP surgeries, medical specialists offices and solicitor rooms. Easy to pick up and put down it will have readers returning to its pages again and again for comfort and assurance. About the Author Liz Crowe has 20 years' experience counselling adults, children and families during loss, grief, crisis and bereavement. She has a gift for encouraging belief in the future even after seemingly unbearable loss and sadness. She speaks regularly at conferences and workshops nationally and internationally. Liz creatively divides her time between writing, counselling, public speaking, research and raising her own family.

The Little Book of Thunks

260 questions to make your brain go ouch!

The Little Book of Thunks

A Thunk is a beguiling question about everyday things that stops you in your tracks and helps you start to look at the world in a whole new light. The author guides you through the origins and uses of Thunks and demonstrates how this powerful little book can develop philosophical thinking for all ages ... remember there are no right or wrong answers to these questions. How liberating is that ...? Winner of The Author's Licensing and Collecting Society Award for Educational Writing by the Society of Authors.

Dancing About Architecture

A Little Book of Creativity

Dancing About Architecture

Dancing about Architecture: A Little Book of Creativity is a compendium of outrageous ideas: ideas about how to take more risks, and about how to go about coming up with better ideas. Ideas about how to plan experiences that leave people who are in the same room as those ideas awestruck, and ideas to help you avoid the textbook, the worksheet the barely stifled yawn. From using The Book of Revelation as a planning device; to seeing every experience through the prism of physical activity or song; to measuring a poem to find its real heart; it outlines a methodology that, if you use it, will make you an even greater creative force than you already are.

The Little Book of Values

Educating children to become thinking, responsible and caring citizens

The Little Book of Values

The Little Book of Values explores twenty-two values that can be taught through schools and indeed the whole community. The book will inspire you by using examples of where values are being used by children and adults in schools already and shares practical tools to stimulate discussion and philosophical debate. It will also help people to take stock of their own values and how they wish to lead their.

The Little Book of Charisma

The Little Book of Charisma

Charisma=C, Art=A, Science=S, Practice=P The most skillful performers and communicators understand and apply the best of art and science. You can either use this knowledge to enhance your own communication skills (to Jedi Master standard) or to be more aware of the techniques deployed by those seeking to influence you. The book is a breathless, informative and funny journey through factors contributing to excellence in communication, from the six rules of influence, creating a powerful performance, constructing speeches, how to avoid being manipulated by advertisers, steering clear of the arrogance trap, which emotions to build in an audience (and in which order).

Where will I do my pineapples?

The Little Book of building a whole new school

Where will I do my pineapples?

Imagine the scenario where a newly appointed Deputy Headteacher in charge of Curriculum is suddenly asked questions like How many RJ45 sockets would you like in your new classroom? What type of cabling would you like? Cat 4 or 5? Add this to the relentless drive to raise standards as well as organising the timetable, teaching, doing break duty and offering a friendly ear to staff... you get the picture. Written with the perspective of a senior leader, with many amusing and bizarre stories, this book describes how to keep sound educational principles at the heart of a Building Schools for the Future project. This book is not about the new building, it is about building a whole new school and the struggle, against all odds, to keep people and learning at the centre of the whole project. What came out of the process was a school that had a variety of learning spaces, fully trained staff, modern ICT and a bespoke year 7 transition curriculum. It was the only school building in the country to be delivered on time, within budget, with a ground breaking CPD programme. This is not to say that everything went smoothly. There was a lot of pain along the way, and many lessons learned about how to manage change. Perhaps more significantly, Where will I do my pineapples?' is about people and the potential to change thousands of lives.

The Little Book of Big Stuff About the Brain

The true story of your amazing brain

The Little Book of Big Stuff About the Brain

Designed as a cover to cover read which leaves the reader with a working knowledge of the human brain from its first evolution 2 billion years ago to the present day. A light-hearted look at the brain aimed at a lay audience. It especially focuses on the neurobiology of emotional intelligence and in many ways is the neurobiological explanation of why emotional intelligence is so important to health, wealth and happiness.

The Little Book of Music for the Classroom

Using music to improve memory, motivation, learning and creativity

The Little Book of Music for the Classroom

If you ever want to start a fight in the staffroom then bring up the question of the use of music in the classroom. And if you want to settle that perennial dispute then this is the book to do it with. Nina's groundbreaking research has proven how music can be of direct benefit for learning and motivation in classrooms across the school and this book , simply and effectively, tells you what music to use, when and why. So, put away your whale song CD and your James Last box set and explore how real music can transform your classroom.