I am absolutely thrilled and delighted that today (31st December 2020) sees the launch of my new book entitled 'The Joy of Not KnowingTM', which is being published by Routledge. It feels very exciting to have got to this stage and to be able to share with you all, all the things that I have seen to make a huge difference to children's enthusiasm for learning, their passion for wanting to know and most importantly their well-being, self-belief and chances in life.
The book is coming out at a very timely moment in the world we are living now, which like learning is so full of uncertainty. The philosophy that underpins all the practical ideas in the book is entirely based on equipping children, students and staff with all the skills, tools and dispositions that enables them to succeed and thrive when not knowing, when feeling uncertain and when findings things difficult. The strategies are all designed to ensure that everyone is able to feel 'comfortable with being intellectually uncomfortable'.
I really hope that you enjoy all the ideas in the book, that thye prompt lots of discussion and that you enjoy moulding them to enrich your current practice in the classroom, as a school leader or ITT provider.
04 Jan 21
This three hour workshop provides teachers and practitioners with a range of easy to implement strategies in the classroom, rooted on the principles of The Joy of Not Knowing approach to inspire children to become intrinsically motivated to want to learn and to develop a lifelong love of learning and of thinking creatively and philosophically. ...read more
14 Dec 20
At the conference I led two workshops for PGCE students and staff on the principles and philosophies that underpin the Joy of Not Knowing approach and on Multilingual Thinking in Multicultural Classrooms ...read more
25 Aug 20
I will be leading three JONK Sessions at this year's International Festival of Learning focusing on (i) Thriving with Uncertainty, Embracing Challenge (ii) Multilingual Thinking in Multicultural Classrooms and a joint venture with the Michael Aldrich Foundation (iii) The Image of the Week Project ...read more
25 Feb 20
The day will introduce the students and the staff to the theory, principles and practical applications of the Joy of Not Knowing approach equipping all participants with strategies for critical, creative and philosophical thinking and with the dispositions of effective lifelong learners ...read more