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Thinking Flexibly – Looking at it another way

Thinking Flexibly – Looking at it another way

“I can’t understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I’m frightened of old ones.” John Cage Have you ever found yourself feeling stuck in an old problem? It can be a real zapper of creative energy.  Trying to use the same habits to find…

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Listening with understanding and empathy

Listening with understanding and empathy

Finishing other people’s sentences or interrupting them is a habit that we can easily fall into. Many of us do it or have done it at some stage in our lives both at home and at work. You might even know someone who is a…

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Managing Impulsivity

Managing Impulsivity

Have you ever jumped into something before careful consideration or let a bunch of words out of your mouth before really thinking about them? I think we are all a little guilty of this at some stage in our lives. For me, acting impulsively has…

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Building great habits of mind.

Building great habits of mind.

Have you heard the saying that it takes 21 days to create a habit? I don’t know about you, but I have found that it’s not that easy. In fact, most recent research on habit forming suggests the 21 day theory is just a myth. So…

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Getting the first few weeks of school off to a great start

Getting the first few weeks of school off to a great start

The first few days of Kindergarten are underway. These days are totally exciting and nerve racking all at the same time. Getting the first weeks off to a great start is our dream. So what can we do to make this a reality.  As a kinder…

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Bravely communicating like never before!

Bravely communicating like never before!

How do you handle breakdowns in communications? Do you jump right in and deal with the issue right there and then or do you hold your thoughts to yourself and simmer away? The first option certainly means we have to be brave, jumping in and…

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It’s time for a little proud bragging!

It’s time for a little proud bragging!

It isn’t everyday that you arrive at work and find a brand new book sitting on your desk with the author sitting right there beside it. Today, that was my story and I am so excited and proud all at the same time… so I…

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Food glorious food!

Food glorious food!

Talk about delicious! Here at Thinkers.inq we have been enjoying sensational whole food everyday and at every meal. All this goodness is a result of an outstanding and inspiring collaboration between Thinkers.inq, Alexx Stewart of Alexx Stewart Real Food & Low Tox Living, Kate Johnston…

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The power of “Not Yet”

The power of “Not Yet”

I have something wonderful to share with you today! It is from Dr Carol Dweck a psychologist and professor at Stamford University. She has been studying the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. One the key ideas…

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Getting the Balance Just Right

Getting the Balance Just Right

Last week the Thinkers.inq Learning Leaders spent time thinking, planning and imagining the type of learning spaces we wanted to create for Thinkers.inq learners. It was a wonderful time building relationships and developing insights into each other’s creative and critical thinking. There were two ideas…

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Testimonials

Since sending our 3-year-old son to Thinkers.inq it has been wonderful to see his progress, they create a really positive environment for the kids! The learning strategies have supported his development and it is a pleasure to see his confidence and enthusiasm grow week on week. He is always excited to show and share with us the day’s activities. A great team that have created delightful surroundings accompanied by an excellent healthy food menu. We feel fortunate to be part of the Thinkers.inq family.

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Julie and Duncan    April 7, 2015   

I remember the sunny evening we visited Thinkers.inq. A space of possibility: colourful, creative and inspired. We absorbed a crafts corner with easels and brushes, a ‘corner store’, wooden furniture, cute picnic tables ready for pint-sized picnickers. Further inspection revealed the outdoor amphitheater, the organic gardens, fruit trees, handmade puzzles and high grade, integrated technology. No heavy reliance on plastic toys and ‘babysitting’ here!

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Tanya    April 2, 2015   

..I then heard about Thinkers.inq and from the first moment there I knew I had found what I was looking for our son. The family environment and warmth, the resources available, the inquiry based programming, the space and use of it and to just top it off the amazing healthy no ‘nasties’ food focus...

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Samantha    April 1, 2015