JONK News

Masterclasses at Coram Children's Charity | Tomorrow's Achievers

It is a great honour to be running regular Masterclasses as part of Tomorrow's Achievers, a Coram Educational Trust Initiative | https://www.tomorrowsachievers.co.uk ...read more

JONK and the YURT Academy | A Partnership Created Through Shared Values and Philosophies

It is a wonderful privilege that the JONK approach has been incorporated as a Yurt Academy Masterclass | Curious Creative Connected ...read more

JONK for Support Staff | A Collaboration with Ealing Local Authority in London

This academic year, 2019-2020, sees the launch of four JONK Courses specifically designed for support staff ...read more

JONK and the University Of Sussex

Exciting news that the Department of Education at the University of Sussex will be using the JONK ph ...read more

Start Thinking Early

Huge congratulations to all the schools that are currently introducing the Thinking Skills Starters ...read more

JONK In Print

Delighted that three JONK related books are now in the pipeline for publication during the course of ...read more

Wandsworth Annual Primary Teachers Conference

Delighted to be contributing to the Wandsworth Annual Primary Teachers Conference alongside Professo ...read more

JONK Published In 'Creative Teaching and Learning'

Very pleased that May 2018 and July 2018 saw the publication of two JONK articles in the two latest ...read more


Success Stories

I have already had some very positive feedback about the session so many many thanks for your contributions

- PGCE Course Leader

I'm a PGCE Primary student at Brighton and was really inspired by your lecture today. I studied Philosophy as part of my degree and love the idea of incorporating that into my lessons at school.

- Student | University of Brighton

We are 2 PGCE students at Brighton University and were recently at your highly inspiring lecture. We are currently on a placement in a year 3 class and have been given the opportunity to run a learning to learn/ PSHE day on the first day back after half term. We would like this day to focus on team building and PSHE type games in order to re-establish class rules and relationships. There is currently a lot of low level disruptions and behaviour issues, which is inhibiting learning. We would like to address these issues- can you help?

- Student | University of Brighton

I just wanted to drop you a little message to thank you for bringing in Marcelo this morning. To put it simply, he was utterly inspiring. His philosophy, ideas and approach to teaching has instilled in me a great deal of enthusiasm ahead of SBT2 and I cannot wait to get going again.

- Teacher

Thank you! The lecture you gave today at Brighton University was superb, a real inspiration to see that it is still possible to create a more holistic approach to learning that isn’t ruled by the chasing of numbers and figures; that views children as human beings with infinite potential rather than statistics. I would love to have any further tips you are willing to share that would help me implement this ethos into my teaching approach. I really felt that the information you provided today complemented yesterday’s lecture on ability grouping and has given me plenty of food for thought about my practice in the future.

- Teacher

Firstly, thank you for such a refreshing lecture this morning. Speaking with fellow students, it's easy to get bogged down with worrying about planning and progression and levels, but this morning has been an exciting reminder of the joys of working with children. I noticed you mentioned maths investigations in your presentations which really interested me. I am teaching my first lesson of this placement this week, and have been asked to focus on an investigation that uses multiplication. Although I have looked at various websites and books I am yet to be inspired. Do you know of any resources that may be of use to me? I am working with a year 3 class of varied ability and really want to inspire and engage them, but so far I am not finding anything which I think could successfully do this.

- Teacher