Our team of educational experts create, hand-pick and individually assess a huge range of books to ensure that we promote only the very best curriculum-focussed literacy and topic resources.
It’s our job to create and compile quality resources that are able to fulfil the constantly-changing needs of today’s teachers, saving you both time and money.
In order to ensure that the products we promote enable teachers to cover the diverse range of topics in current curriculums, we here at BookLife publish innovative and exciting children’s books based on our own research of curriculum guidelines and OFSTED/Ofsted inspection criteria. We have published over 200 titles to date and continue to work alongside educational experts in creating more.
Students create their own journey as they travel along the timeline hopping between coloured paths that represent six subjects: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Rights and Sports. Each ‘decade hub’ that they arrive at offers a number of topics and attached to each of these there is a selection of Challenges, from which the student chooses one.
The Challenges are focused on the seven key learning and life skills that Curiosity is built around: literacy, numeracy, communication, visualisation, experimentation, research and memory.
As we like to say at Independent Thinking, 25 years old this year, we use our words.
Whether it’s through speaking to children, students, teachers, school leaders and more the world over, or through our award-winning books and resources, we aim to use those words to reassure educators everywhere that there is always another way.
No matter what they tell you.
Independent Thinking is unique in a number of ways, especially in our collaboration with Crown House Publishing to create the Independent Thinking Press. Through this cooperation, we bring into print the words of some of the UK’s most inspiring and entertaining educational speakers, thinkers, innovators, practitioners and, yes, let’s use that word, mavericks.
It’s not our job to tell you what to do – the clue’s in the name – but rather to take your brain for a walk and to help you see yourself, them, education and the world with new eyes, new enthusiasm and new possibilities.
That way education moves forward and does so with people, not data, at its heart.
I do hope you enjoy our words, however you come across them.
We can’t do it without you.
Ian Gilbert, Founder of Independent Thinking Ltd.