From a professional educator's perspective this book is the best INSET day you have ever had. Each chapter has enough energy, insight and brilliance to inspire and invigorate the brain before you move on to the next one. This is a cleverly created anthology of some genuinely inspirational thinking. There are no wheels being reformed or revamped, just common sense put across in a slightly different way. Through The Big Book of Independent Thinking, readers can discover new ways to explore the science of teaching, the way the brain learns, how music can help, how good leaders lead and how to make the most of every opportunity. This is the kind of book that should have sticky notes falling out of it when you pick it up, well thumbed pages and highlighted quotes and paragraphs. It is not a book to be left on the shelf!