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Sparky's Chain of Creativity...

"Be curious about the world in which you live. Look things up. Chase down every reference..." Austin Kleon

Food for thought...

"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." John Steinbeck

Sparky reviews...

"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler)

Learning Through A Lens by Jane Hewitt

Unhomework by Mark Creasy

The Best Job In The World by Vic Goddard

Independent Thinking by Ian Gilbert

Perfect ICT Every Lesson by Mark Anderson

Thinking Allowed: On Schooling by Mick Waters

The Most Important Book You Could Read As A Teacher

A Cabinet of Curiosities by Dr Matthew McFall

Full On Learning by Zoë Elder

How To Teach by Phil Beadle

Brave Heads by Dave Harris

Thoughtings by Peter Worley and Andrew Day

My School Improvement Doodle Book by Ben Keeling

The Discipline Coach by Jim Roberson

Follow Me, I'm Right Behind You by Jim Smith

Oops! by Hywel Roberts

They Did You Can by Michael Finnigan

Three Chairs, A Table And A Lamp (DVD)

Mind Your PEQs by Michael Brearley

The Little Book Of Big Stuff About The Brain by Andrew Curran

The Big Book Of Independent Thinking edited by Ian Gilbert

The Magic Of Metaphor by Nick Owen

Children's books / illustration

"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest." C.S. Lewis

Bambert's Book Of Missing Stories by Reinhardt Jung

Who Could That Be At This Hour? by Lemony Snicket

The Champion Hare by Gwen Christie

Press Here by Hervé Tullet

Two Owls, Seven Trees And Some Valuable Lessons by Ian Gilbert

The Invention Of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Classroom Ideas...

"Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity." Charles Mingus

Sparky's Christmas Links

Five Ways To Wordle

Book Spine Poetry

Stats, Hats And Starting Back

Top 10 Tips For Teaching Word Problems

Related to resources

"Our job is not to have students do well in school. It is to have students do well in life." Elliot Eisner

You're Inspired!

Free CPD/PD Posters: You'll Fly!

The 5 Minute 'Oops'-Based Lesson Plan

Ten 5 Minute Primary Lesson Plan

(Extremely) Short Stories

Ten Word Story Wall

Not Just A Book

12 Days Of Christmas - Investigational Maths

Schools Axe Bullying Jobs

Classroom Posters: Caution! Minds At Work

A Breath Of Fresh Air...


"People ignore design that ignores people." Frank Chimero

Adobe's Great CS2 Giveaway

New Year, New Design


"Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like." Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler)

Links We Like #2

Links We Like #1

Six Week Reads 2010

Think-It, Post-It