Articles & Publications

This section contains a wide range of JONK related publications that have been published in various sources over the last twenty years.

These publications are designed to provide you with a wealth of resources that can be easily adapted and adopted within your setting and as part of your everyday practice. Please let me know through the Enquiries form if you would like to have access to the full articles listed here or if you would like me to send you signed copies of the book of starters ‘Start Thinking’ at a JONK network discounted rate.

Start Thinking

Start Thinking

Daily Starters to Inspire Thinking in Primary Classrooms
Marcelo Staricoff and Alan Rees
Imaginative Minds 2005

This best-selling book contains more than a hundred ideas with which to greet the children when they first come into the classroom. 
The book contains chapters on English, Mathematics, Science, Philosophy, The Arts and Creativity.
Each starter in the book is illustrated with examples of ideas from children who have been inspired by these, from Nursery to Y6. 
                                            The articles below show the impact that the Starters have when used as part of the daily routine of the classroom.
                                            I would be delighted to send you a signed copy for you to enjoy.

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Here Comes The Philosophy Man

The Joy Of Not Knowing

Start The Day On A Thought

Laying The Foundations For Young Thinkers

The Joy Of Not Knowing Even More

Nurturing Creative Thinking

A Thinking Skills Approach


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